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Monopiles dismantle themselves with water pressure

At the end of their service life, monopiles used for the foundation of offshore wind turbines can be removed from the ground by sealing them and pumping water into them under pressure. This was shown by scale tests conducted in the Deltares laboratory. The remarkable experiment requires a follow-up. Using this concept can save hundreds of tons of steel.

Read the full article in Cobouw (in Dutch)

Scale test HyPE_ST
Scale test HyPE_ST