Second Dogger met-mast in place

Installation of the second foundation

Installation of the second foundation

The second of two new-look meteorological masts has been erected at Forewind's giant Dogger Bank wind power development off the UK by Fred Olsen Wind Carrier jack-up vessel Brave Tern.

Dogger Bank Met Mast West, which will feed back key wind, wave and other weather readings as well as marine traffic data from its location 150km off the UK, uses an innovative "suction bucket" foundation concept and a “human free” technique for the steel tower placement.

The flask-shaped,165-tonne steel foundation, designed by Fred Olsen-owned Universal Foundation, was installed by applying suction in the bucket-shaped base to pull it into the seabed, while hundreds of built-in water jets kept the structure level. 

The met-mast's 93-metre lattice tower was manoeuvred into place using a “human free” technique employing guide cones.

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