Entrion Wind Awarded a Feasibility Study for a ScotWind Project
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-meter 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”, said Bjørnar Eide, CFO.
“Empire Engineering, as an engineering company working with cutting edge engineering designs, look forward to work on this project with other partners. The FRP foundation technology represents a new and cutting-edge innovative technology that may extend the operating depth and favourable economics of the monopile from 50 - 100 meters”, said Karl Davis, CEO.
“Acteon is excited to engage our InterMoor-based Aberdeen team to work with Entrion Wind to design a robust and efficient anchor and mooring system for the FRP ScotWind project drawing upon local engineering and operating experience. The FRP taut mooring system is well suited for the North Sea to stretch the operating envelope of the monopile”, said Tom Fulton, Head of Renewables and Mooring Development at Acteon.