Mono bucket foundation to be tested in Japan
Thu 15 Mar 2018 by David Foxwell
Hitachi Zosen is working with Toyo Construction and academia to assess the suitability of the mono bucket for Japanese projects
Universal Foundation and Hitachi Zosen have teamed up to undertake a feasibility study to assess the application of mono bucket foundation technology for a Japanese offshore wind project.
The project will use experience gained from commercial projects in Europe and the US and apply it to conditions and requirements relevant to the Japanese offshore wind market.
Hitachi Zosen Co Ltd is executing the work in partnership with Kyoto University and Toyo Construction Co Ltd.
The decision to engage Universal Foundation in the feasibility study was based on a comparative assessment of various foundation types for a windfarm with 15 turbines.
In an engineering, procurement, construction and installation cost assessment the mono bucket was concluded to be the most cost-effective solution and to have the potential to reduce the time it takes to build the windfarm. SOURCE: OWJ