Entrion Wind to explore putting foundations in water depths up to 100 metres
Entrion Wind has been awarded a project to evaluate the feasibility of its patent-pending fully restrained platform (FRP) offshore wind foundation technology by a major ScotWind developer.
Under the agreement, Entrion Wind will assess the technical and economic feasibility of the FRP foundation technology, extending the monopile and its established supply chain and favourable economics up to 100-metre water depth, at one of the ScotWind lease areas.
The project will incorporate engineering, fabrication and installation expertise from Entrion Wind’s partners including Empire Engineering, Acteon through InterMoor, and EEW-Group to provide a robust foundation concept while maximizing local content.
Subject to completion of the feasibility study and technical findings, the developer may enter into other contractual arrangements and engage Entrion Wind to conduct concept and feed studies as well as cooperate on a demonstration project to prepare for deployment of the FRP technology.
“Entrion Wind is very pleased for this opportunity to demonstrate the technological feasibility of the FRP monopile in close cooperation with a major developer enabling and building a business case for a one foundation technology scenario and comparing the FRP technology to both bottom fixed and floating solutions in terms of water depth, costs, supply chain constraints,” Entrion Wind CFO Bjornar Eide.