The 850 tonnes suction bucket jacket foundation has been sucked into the seabed - see the photos

​The innovative suction bucket jacket foundation which has been developed so that offshore wind farms can be built farther from shore, in deeper water and at lower costs, has now placed offshore in the seabed at DONG Energy’s German offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 1.

 

Read about the foundation here

 

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Jacket lifted Jacket lifted 

 
Jacket placed on top of the suction buckets
Jacket placed on top of the suction buckets

 
Suction bucket jacket ready to be lifted

Suction bucket jacket ready to be lifted

 

Loud-out completed Loud-out completed
 
Suction bucket jacket on Pacific Orca
Suction bucket jacket on Pacific Orca 

 

Suction bucket jacket lifted at offshore site Suction bucket jacket lifted at offshore site

 Suction bucket jacket now in the water
Suction bucket jacket now in the water

 

Suction bucket jacket installed
Suction bucket jacket installed