“A new asset class in offshore wind”
“Innovative… There are many good aspects of the design that assist in methods of assembly and supply chain options”
The Gravity Tripod
The Gravity Tripod™, globally patented, is an offshore subsea foundation structure designed to deliver up to 11.7% project cost reduction, to reduce project delivery times by up to 1/3 and create almost zero environmental impact.
The Gravity Tripod™ is a component base structure that benefits from the best aspects of other foundation concepts. It is a hydro-dynamic transparent structure which doesn’t require piling, is manufactured from low-cost tubular sections in a rapid assembly process and is installed with minimal seabed intervention.
The Gravity Tripod™ has two distinctive components that act together to ensure the structure has an extremely long design life (up to 100+ years) and is insensitive to turbine loads with a capacity of up to 25MWs. In addition, the structure has a low bearing pressure on the seabed and so is capable of accommodation a huge range of sediment types, with less seabed preparation required than other gravity-based designs.
11.7% reduction in LCoE
Lower capex & opex, and greatly reduced installation time
Reduced embedded carbon
1,200 tonnes of CO2 saved per structure compared with a Jacket
Zero piling creates near noiseless installation
Reduced project construction risk
No requirement for piling
Usable in up to 70m water depth
Scalable to greater depths