Propelling the wind industry forward.
The limited availability of feasible offshore sites is driving the wind industry into deeper waters. However, current monopile technology is not suitable in depths over 60 meters. Alternative foundations can be utilized, but they come with a significant cost increase that challenges the commercial viability of such projects.
Commercial viability in the wind energy sector hinges on navigating a complex landscape of high initial capital expenditure, fluctuating market demands, and the need for continuous innovation in technology and supply chain management. As wind farms push into deeper waters, the associated costs for development rise.
The wind energy sector faces intricate supply-chain challenges that can impact the timely delivery and economic feasibility of projects. The production and transportation of components require meticulous coordination and substantial resources to accommodate the large-scale and geographically diverse nature of wind energy projects.
Installation of offshore foundations presents a series of complications that require specialized vessels, precise weather forecasting, and skilled crews to manage risks. As the industry moves towards deeper waters, these challenges are intensified, necessitating innovative solutions to streamline the installation process.
A Sustainable Solution to Industry Barriers
50-100 Meter Water Depths
Entrion Wind's Innovation:
FRP Monopile for Deeper Waters
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How will the offshore wind industry scale operations while reducing overall costs?
Competitive Cost Advantage
The most cost-effective solutions are typically found in shallow waters, however, this option is limited due to the availability of suitable sites and competition for prime locations.
FIXED ≈ 98%
<50m = Inadequate Acreage
Jackets and floaters can be utilized to access deeper waters, but come with significantly higher costs and supply-chain burdens – impacting the overall feasibility of offshore wind projects.
FLOATING ≈ 2%
>80m = Higher Costs
The FRP Monopile is designed to secure a significant cost advantage with CAPEX reductions of 25%-50% compared to current alternatives. Its smaller, more efficient design not only demands less steel but also reduces material costs and eases logistical demands.
Bridging the Gap Between
Fixed and Floating Technologies
Capex reductions of 25% - 50% compared to alternatives. Fully-Restrained Platform Monopile benefits.
Lower Costs. Better Outcomes
Shallower Pile Embedment
Utilizing existing monopile foundations and offshore mooring systems, the FRP Monopile will capitalize on proven supply chain networks for components. This will ensure streamlined and reliable access to fabrication, transportation, and installation services.
The strategic use of established supply resources allows for efficient scalability and deployment, catering to both local and international demands while simplifying the integration of this innovative technology into existing wind energy infrastructures.
Leveraging Existing Supply-chains
Entrion Wind can supply the FRP Monopile anywhere around the world.
Working with your existing supply chain partners.
Our patent-pending technology can be installed by local vessels and has been validated with partners up to 80m for a 15MW FRP Monopile. With a smaller diameter and shorter length, the FRP Monopile can enable more units installed per voyage.