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Here's what me wrote when helen posted on facecrack:

Thanks for posting. The first suction bucket installed was here in Germany around 2005, for a nearshore Enercon. The bucket failed (buckled under pressure). None have been used since (TMK), though there remain several designs "floating" around. On paper they work (in proper subsea soils), but no one actually knows for sure. The ones in the article are only for meteorological masts placed out in the sea, sort of a trial, as the masts have nothing like the weight and loads of a turbine.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 at 04:21:27 PM EST
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