On November 12 leading marine contractor Van Oord awarded both Dutch companies Breman Machinery and KENC Engineering with the assignment to design and build a casing lifting adapter (CLA).
The lifting tool supports the installation of 190 pin piles at Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm offshore France.
The CLA can handle 275 tonnes and is designed to connect with the temporary casing used during drilling operations.
It is equipped with redundant safety pin connections and can be operated remotely.
The lifting tool includes a sub-sea IP camera to provide real-time images during fitting operations.
Early February 2021 the CLA will be delivered.