Sif unveils Skybox slip-joint foundation solution

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 14/07/2021 Sif
Sif Netherlands (Sif) has unveiled its Skybox solution, which it claims will make the installation process of monopiles more efficient.

According to Sif, as the Skybox can be installed in one lift and no brackets need to be welded onto the monopile, meaning it will keep costs and maintenance low and increase driveability and overall efficiency.

The company has already completed proof of concept and now aims to test and demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing the Skybox using slip-joint technology. The Skybox Lite is its first offshore demonstrator focused on validating the slip-joint.

In the next phase, starting in 2022-2023, Sif plans to upscale dimensions, integrate full functionality and present the second demonstrator – the Skybox Full – the last step towards obtaining an A-level DNV-GL certificate and serial production readiness for commercial deployment in 2024.