- Published: 11 February 2015 11 February 2015
The first Seatower Cranefree Gravity foundation for offshore wind has been successfully installed in the British Channel approximately 15 kilometres off the French coast at the Fécamp offshore site at 30 meters water depth.
The installation was carried out by MT Højgaard. 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. The manufacturing and installation of the first installed Seatower Cranefree Gravity is executed by a consortium consisting of Seatower, Danish MT Højgaard and French Eiffage TP. The demonstrator site is located at the wind project “Parc Éolien en Mer de Fécamp” owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles, DONG Energy and wpd Offshore.