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DONG Energy and the UK Carbon Trust, through its Offshore Wind Accelerator programme (OWA), have reached an agreement to collaborate.
OWA has awarded DONG Energy GBP 6 million to co-fund full scale demonstration of a new offshore wind turbine foundation called the Suction Bucket Jacket. The Suction Bucket Jacket was designed by DONG Energy and based on ideas from the SPT Offshore foundation. The Suction Bucket Jacket combines jacket technology, consisting of welded tubular space frames, with suction buckets for anchoring the foundation firmly to the seabed. If the demonstration is successful, it could be implemented in future commercial projects from 2017 – including the UK Round 3 projects. DONG Energy targets to drive down cost of electricity by 40 per cent for projects sanctioned in 2020.
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