Wind Energy – Taiwan
UK-based Osbit has successfully delivered a new monopile gripper system to Yunneng Wind Power.
Yunneng is realising the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan.
The system will be used to support installation activities on Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm.
The Osbit-supplied system is enabling monopile installation from a moored floating vessel and is designed to handle some of the largest monopiles in the world.
It is deployed and stowed using a deck rail skidding system and is used to maintain the position and verticality of the monopile foundations.
The gripper design is highly adaptable for future projects, accommodating monopiles between 6.5 to 10 metres in diameter, with push forces up to 300 tonnes. The system has also been designed for rapid mobilisation and can be adapted to suit different vessel structures.
The system has been fabricated in Singapore to suit Yunneng’s project needs, with many sub-systems being shipped across from UK & EU suppliers for assembly.
Following its completion, the Osbit-supplied pile gripper will now be mobilised on to the DLS-4200 vessel and will be deployed in the coming months. It will be used in conjunction with an upending hinge, which is also being delivered by Osbit.