Circular & cost-effective solutions for offshore wind monopiles

Composite Monopile Covers

CCM offers the Composite Monopile Cover®; an ingenious and sustainable design, composed with unconventional materials. Because of the circularity of the design, CCM also offers unconventional ways of finance: there are possibility for buying the covers, leasing or buy back arrangements.

The idea behind the different panels is that you can reuse the top panels of the cover for every diameter of offshore monopile which is currently on the market.

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Advantages Composite Monopile Cover

  • Cheaper in terms of production costs compared to aluminium or steel monopile covers.
  • Translucent material providing day light for offshore workers on the airtight platform.
  • Circular, reuse for at least 10 years instead of immediate recycling after a project as currently done with aluminium and steel monopiles covers, costing substantial energy.
  • No risk that covers can be blown away and contaminate the sea which can happen with tent covers at high wind speeds.

Technical details of the composite monopile cover

In terms of construction, the composite monopile cover looks a little bit like a birthday cake, with lots of pieces. These pie pieces, the panels, are made of translucent polyester reinforced fibre, providing natural day light on the airtight platform. In this way offshore workers do not need to bring additional heavy-duty batteries for lighting when working inside the monopile. The panels are connected to each other with metal strips and bolted together. Hatches for entering the monopile are also included the cover design.

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Conventional Monopile Covers

CCM can offer any shape of construction for monopile covers and in every material required. Next to composite constructions, as specified above, we also offer conventional solutions in materials such as aluminium and combinations with steel. We can also manufacture PVC tents with frames. Based upon our customers wishes, we can design and deliver the ideal configuration of temporary monopile cover for each specific project.

CCM understands the offshore wind business and can support offshore wind farm developers with in-house design, engineering capacity and serial production.