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Techano Signs Agreement with Entrion Wind to Develop and Demonstrate the FRP Monopile Technology

Entrion Wind and Techano AS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereas Techano AS will partake in the ongoing development and test project planned to take place in Kristiansand, Norway for the patent pending Fully Restrained Platform (FRP) offshore wind foundation technology extending the operating depth of monopile technology up to 100 meters.

Under the MoU, the two companies will jointly cooperate with engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) associated with developing and testing the top mooring assembly (TMA) for tensioning and connecting the mooring system to the FRP monopile.

Subject to completion of the TMA project and technical findings, Techano AS may assist in the overall planning and detailed design of an FRP demonstrator project and evaluate technical and economic feasibility of local TMA and FRP monopile fabrication capability and capacity.

“Entrion Wind is very pleased to welcome Techano as a partner in the ongoing demonstration projects as well as a strategic partner with local presence in Kristiansand. Techano’s expertise, history, and strategy as a major EPCI supplier to offshore industries makes the company a preferred strategic partner for Entrion Wind,” says Eivind Johnsen, CEO.

“Techano welcomes Entrion Wind to a growing cluster of offshore technology companies located in Kristiansand and is excited to work with the prospects of the offshore wind industry and new innovative technological solutions,” says Nils Vidar Stray, CEO.

“Techano, together with partners and Kristiansand City, have worked towards making Kristiansand the ‘Future Energy Capital.’ Our location in the harbour makes the perfect location for an operational centre for the planned offshore wind parks in Norway. Agder has several ports that also proves suitable for the production of foundations and installation phase of the windfarms,” says Øystein Bondevik, Director Business Development.


Contact information:

Entrion Wind, Eivind Johnsen, +1 713 894 6161,

Techano, Øystein Bondevik, +47 907 11093,

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