AOWF suction bucket tests Jackets

AOWF suction bucket tests Jackets

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Scope of work

Phase 1: small scale bucket tests

  • Convert SPT’s start-up pile into a Small Scale Bucket (SSB)
  • Add pressure sensors along the SSB shaft and water injection system at the pile tip
  • Perform suction installation and retrieval tests on seven (7) WTG locations
  • Analyze results to feed into suction bucket jacket foundation design

Phase 2: full scale bucket tests

  • Design and fabricate a full scale bucket (FSB) similar to the intended WTG foundations
  • Add pressure sensors along the FSB shaft and waterinjection system at the pile tip
  • Perform suction installation and retrieval tests on eight (8) WTG locations
  • Analyze results to de-risk the suction bucket jacket foundation installation
Year executed: 2016
Client: Boskalis
Location: Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, Schotland