Universal Foundation is an offshore foundation company majority owned by Fred. Olsen Ocean, which is indirectly owned on a 50/50 basis by the Norwegian stock listed companies Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA.
The company is responsible for bringing the Mono Bucket foundation to the offshore wind industry (previously known as the Universal Foundation). The Mono Bucket is a unique concept in offshore wind engineering built on industry experience of more than 2,000 suction bucket installations offshore. It combines the key benefits of a gravity base foundation, a monopile and a suction bucket and can be installed in a wide variety of site conditions, including sand, silt, clay and layered strata.
The Mono Bucket offers a lower cost solution to traditional foundations using less steel and single lift, self-levelling installation, removing the requirement for a separate transition piece and grouting. Installation time is dramatically reduced, with a proven installation cycle of only 7 hours, and there is usually no requirement for seabed preparations or scour prevention. Most importantly, installation is noise free and the foundation is completely removable for re-use or recycling, minimising environmental impact.
As well as the technology, Universal Foundation provides design, project management and engineering expertise as well as offering holistic solutions for their foundation, working alongside fellow Fred. Olsen related companies or third party contractors for fabrication and installation.
The company has offices in Oslo, Norway and Aalborg – Denmark, Hamburg – Germany and Lowestoft – UK
Fred. Olsen companies such as Universal Foundation share the same commitment and drive to lowering cost and raising standards. Our shared values unite us:
- Building on our shipping heritage, oil & gas knowledge and wind expertise.
- Commitment to quality and safety.
- Positive and engaged with a “can do” attitude; think straight – talk straight.
- Ability to inspire, cooperate and make our colleagues and partners better.
- Outgoing with integrity, transparency and with genuine industry focus.
- Driven by innovation and exceeding expectations.
Universal Foundation A/S
Langerak 17, 1st floor
9220 Aalborg Øst