The MonoBaseWind has been developed as an efficient foundation system for 40+ m waterdepth and 10+ MW wind turbine.
This system solves the problem to install a heavy gravity base including wind turbine by splitting the system into a tower and a base that can slide with regard to each other. That way the whole system can be installed without the help of a heavy lift vessel or other bespoke vessel.
MonoBaseWind is a cooperation between Orca Offshore, Edmelja and Venture Counsels.
Recently, MonoBaseWind has established a consortium with several Dutch partners to provide two foundations for the Borssele Innovation site V.
The consortium is providing full EPCI foundations:
One MonobaseWind foundation;
One monopile with double slip joint (KCI) design:
Prototypes of each concept will be combined with a standard wind turbine and connected to the grid to produce electricity.
This innovation site offers an unique opportunity to demonstrate the full potential of the foundation innovations which both have the potential to initiate a substantial cost savings for the future offshore wind developments.
The foundations are planned to be installed in 2020.