Offshore wind giants getting optimised help
With the boom of offshore wind turbine installations and the ever growing size of the components, Jan De Nul has turned to Huisman to optimise its installation vessels.
Huisman has been awarded a contract to deliver a 3,500 mt monopile spreader bar that will support and optimise the installation of offshore wind turbines. It is able to handle monopiles with the largest diameter and length currently available.
With this third spreader bar order, Huisman has optimised this proven design to increase safe and efficient monopile handling.
Deployed in combination with the recently delivered 3,000 mt Huisman Leg Encircling Crane onboard the Voltaire and the 5,000 mt Huisman Tub Mounted Crane onboard the Les Alizés, it will enable Jan De Nul Group to handle the largest monopiles in a safe and controlled manner.
Less personnel on deck
Safe operations are ensured via automated sling handling of monopiles, reducing the number of personnel on deck.
The remotely controlled monopile spreader is powered by an on-board battery pack with integrated charger system for different external charging supplies.
As it seeks to support the development of renewable energy sectors, both on- and offshore, Huisman is expanding its product and service portfolio. The company designs, constructs and maintains a wide range of products to drive the growth of renewable energies and make mineral and fossil fuel extraction more sustainable.