MARIN has build the first ever (model) Monobase! The prototype will be tested the coming two weeks in the MARIN facilities in Wageningen the Netherlands.
The model will be used to test all the main characteristics of the tow, installation and the inplace condition.
The monobasewind is a new foundation for large offshore wind turbines based on a combination of existing and proven offshore technologies. The foundation and turbine can be completely assemble inshore and towed to the installation site were it will be installed by a ballasting operation without the need for a crane vessel or a lifting system.
Please visit http://www.monobasewind.com for more information.