Wind energy – innovation
Dutch offshore wind foundation manufacturer Sif Group is set to deploy the first prototype of its Skybox solution for TP-less monopiles for offshore testing this autumn.
As the Skybox can be installed in one lift and no brackets need to be welded onto the monopile, it will keep costs and maintenance low and increase driveability and overall efficiency.
Sif already has completed a proof of concept and will now test and demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing the Skybox using slip-joint technology.
The Skybox Lite is Sif’s first offshore demonstrator focused at validating the slip-joint.
In the next phase, starting in 2022-2023, we will upscale dimensions, integrate full functionality and will present the second demonstrator – the Skybox Full – the last step towards obtaining an A-level DNV-GL certificate and serial production readiness for commercial deployment in 2024.