The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Framo and Dong Energy have signed a contract for wind turbines in the North Sea.
Twenty turbines will be installed at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm in Germany’s North Sea region.
Danish company Dong Energy is behind the project. Its 187m high turbines each have a 164m wingspan, and can generate up to 8MW.
A suction bucket jacket will provide the foundations for the turbines. The method is already well established in the North Sea oil and gas sector, and has also been used at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm.
NGI and Framo will carry out the installation once the jackets have been placed on the seabed.
Framo’s contribution will come when the water in the buckets needs to be pumped out.
Work is expected to start in 2018.