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Member company Seatower installs cranefree foundation in the British Channel

This new type of foundation for offshore wind turbines is regarded as a potential game changer due to fast and efficient installation procedures without the use of offshore cranes or special purpose vessels.

The first Seatower Cranefree Gravity® foundation for offshore wind was successfully installed in the British Channel approximately 15 km off the French coast at the Fécamp offshore site at 30 meters water depth. The installation was carried out by MT Højgaard on February 9, 2015.

The hollow Seatower foundation was towed out to its desired position by two tugs and then deployed by letting seawater flow into the hollow foundation. The foundation was thereby fixed to the seabed by its own ballasted weight.
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“We are pleased that both the manufacturing schedule and installation of the first Seatower went according to plans. This type of foundation is perfect for larger turbines and we have now demonstrated that installation can happen also during winter time and in harsh offshore conditions, which is one of many advantages that will reduce the cost of offshore wind,” says CEO and co-founder of Seatower Petter Karal.

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