General – installation tools
These tools will be installed on board DEME’s offshore installation vessel Orion, of which the 5000t Liebherr crane collapsed early May 2020 during an overload test.
Huisman and DEME have worked together on the optimisation of the spreader’s design in order to increase the safety and efficiency of monopile installation.
The unique design enables hands-free sling handling of monopiles, controlled remotely, and powered by an exchangeable battery pack.
The Lifting Spreader is designed for the installation of next generation monopiles and can be extended in order to handle 120m long monopiles with a diameter of up to 12m.
In order to ensure maximum control of the monopiles during installation, Huisman will additionally deliver a set of remote-operated, adaptive Damping Tugger Winches. Thanks to the in-house developed damping algorithm, these winches actively supress the sway motion of the monopile during lifting operations, increasing workability and safety.
The Lifting Spreader is one of the installation tools of Huisman that can be connected to the Universal Quick Connector, by using a standardised pin interface, contributing to the operational effectiveness of a crane.