Huisman, a Dutch offshore equipment manufacturer, has won a contract to deliver a 2,300 mt lifting spreader and a range of adaptive damping tagger winches to the DEME offshore offshore vessel Orion.
According to Huisman, the device is designed to increase the safety and efficiency of monopile installations.
“The unique design allows for a monopile hands-free sling process, powered by a remotely controlled, replaceable battery pack,” Huisman said.
The lifting spreader is designed for next-generation monopile installations and can be extended to handle 120m long monopile up to 12m in diameter, a Dutch company added.
Huisman also offers a set of remotely operated damping tagger winches that actively suppress the shaking of the monopile during lifting operations, improving workability and safety.
The Orion was scheduled to debut last year at the Morey East offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom, but in May 2020, during a crane load test on the quay of the Liebherr construction yard in Rostock, Germany. A huge crane collapsed, causing great damage and delaying the delivery of the ship.
Orion is expected to be deployed to build the largest offshore wind farms, serve the oil and gas industry, and decommission offshore equipment.
One of Orion’s projects is the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Parkwind, Germany, which closed in June.
The wind farm will be located in the German waters of the Baltic Sea, northeast of Rügen. It will generate enough electricity to generate up to 290,000 households in 2023.
Offshore installation work is scheduled to begin in 2022 and the wind farm will be fully operational in 2023.
Orion installs the XXL monopile manufactured by Steelwind, Heerema will install 27 V174-9.5 MW wind turbine generators from Vestas.
DEME Offshore calls the DP3 offshore vessel a “megamonopile installer” and will be equipped with a motion compensation gripper system capable of handling “a huge foundation of up to 2,500 tonnes”.
https://industrialnews.co.uk/huisman-to-deliver-equipment-for-demes-orion-offshore-installation-vessel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=huisman-to-deliver-equipment-for-demes-orion-offshore-installation-vessel Huisman delivers equipment to DEME’s Orion offshore vessel