Successful installation of first suction bucket foundation at Dogger Bank

The first of two innovative suction-installed foundations that represent the first stage of construction at the world's largest offshore wind farm have been installed the at the Dogger Bank, 125 kilometres off the UK's east coast.

The two structures, known as  Bucket Foundations, will support  meteorological masts that will provide essential weather information. They were developed by Danish firm Universal Foundation - a Fred. Olsen-related company - through The Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, which takes the best designs for offshore wind turbine foundations from design through to deployment.