SIF Netherlands signs MOU with Entrion Wind to partake in a demonstration project for FRP Monopiles
Updated: 4 days ago
Sif Netherlands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Entrion Wind to partake in the demonstration project for the Fully Restrained Platform (FRP) monopile.
Entrion Wind is developing the Fully Restrained Platform. The FRP monopile combines fixed and floating platform technologies extending the water depths of the monopile up to 100 meters. DNV has issued a Statement of Feasibility, affirming that the FRP monopile is considered conceptually feasible and a promising candidate for further development and qualification.
Under the MoU, the two companies will jointly cooperate to further develop the FRP concept. Subject to the completion of the ongoing FRP development and technical findings, Sif Netherlands will assist amongst others with identifying a project site in Europe and support the evaluation of monopile design and fabrication. Sif Netherlands may also assist in the overall planning, detailed design, and monopile supply for a the full FRP demonstration project.
“Entrion Wind is pleased to welcome Sif Netherlands as a partner for the planned demonstration study. Sif Netherlands’ expertise, history, focus and strategy as a pioneer and a leading international fabricator of offshore wind foundations makes the company a preferred strategic partner for Entrion Wind”, said Eivind Johnsen, CEO.
“Sif Netherlands is excited to work with Entrion Wind representing a new and innovative technology that may extend the operating depth and favourable economics and supply chain of the monopile from 60 - 100 meters. The technology is a good fit for our strategy of gradually innovating the monopile technology within the current supply chain constrains and establishing satellite fabrication capacity to promote renewable energy expansion”, said Michel Kurstjens, Product Strategy Director.