Framo suction anchor pumping system (SAPS) in action. Image credit: Framo/Nagelld.
Framo suction anchor pumping system (SAPS) in action. Image credit: Framo/Nagelld.

Alfa Laval has secured an order from Saipem to supply Framo pumping systems for the foundations of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm project.

The Framo pumping systems will be used in a suction bucket technology in the installation of Seagreen, Scotland’s largest offshore wind park. The technology, which has been used to secure offshore oil platforms since the 1990s, will anchor the wind turbine platforms to the seabed. Seagreen will include 114 turbines producing 1075 MW to supply 1.3 million households with low-carbon energy.

This is Framo’s second order for pumping systems in this application, as the company applies its experience from the offshore industry to renewable energy applications.

“This second order for our Framo pumping systems used in suction bucket foundations to wind farms is an important milestone for us as it cements our position in this application and takes our long-proven and validated technology from offshore oil platforms to renewable applications,” said Sameer Kalra, president of Alfa Laval’s Marine Division. “Our knowledge and experience from delivering innovative and reliable products to the offshore industry is now also making a difference within renewable energy, to the benefit of our customers and the environment."