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Operations & Assets 20 | 7th - 13th February 2014 | utILIty WeeK High viz Dong Energy has been awarded £6 million through the UK Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme to co-fund full- scale demonstration of the Suction Bucket Jacket offshore wind turbine foundation in 2014. This was designed by Dong based on ideas from the SPT Offshore foundation, which was a finalist in a competition run by the Carbon Trust to find lower-cost foundation solutions. The Suction Bucket Jacket com- bines jacket technology, consisting of welded tubular space frames with suction buckets for anchoring the foundation firmly to the seabed. The bucket foundation (suction caisson) has been used for more than 30 years on oil platforms in the North Sea. Buckets of potential

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