The C1 Wedge Connection™ reduces the project risks of connections in various ways:
- The construction of the C1 Wedge Connection™ reduces the risk of waviness between both sides of the connection. By machining the holes of the C1 Wedge Connection™ directly in the top can of the monopile, there is no welding close to the interface. This reduces deformation of the interface due to welding drastically. Meanwhile this interface can be directly inspected prior to preloading, allowing visual confirmation that the connection satisfies requirements.
- The tubular components of the C1 Wedge Connection™ can be made in many factories around the world allowing for an efficient supply chain and local content all over the world.
- By not requiring maintenance the C1 Wedge Connection™ reduces the technical and financial risks of projects.