Wind Energy – Installation Vessel
A group of industry veterans assisting windDecom in various disciplines have developed a new jack-up mono-pile installation vessel able to transport and install the next generation XXXL monopiles up to 5000 mt in the safest way possible.
As more than 80% of all offshore foundations will be utilizing the preferred monopiles installations, new vessels will be needed with very short notice and our cost-efficient vessel design is the way forward justifying large investment in this sector for purpose build units.
A new transport and installation method is needed to handle safely these XXXL monopiles to satisfy the offshore wind developers and operators. windDecom sees that the existing and the under planning monohull and semi-sub vessel designs are still planning to lift these massive monopiles with lifting-slings and/or other lifting and transport tools that will result in extensive risks of damaging monopile units far over 3000 mt. Massive modifications and even larger mission-equipment will be needed and will negatively impact the OPEX of these vessels.
The innovation of the new vessel lies in the safe horizontal handling of the monopile starting at the fabrication yard. windDecom will safely roll-on to the installation vessels by SPMT transporters. Risk-full crane lifts will not be required in the port and/or at the offshore locations and the monopile will always stay supported over the full length.
To roll-on the monopiles windDecom has installed innovative roller on the tilting and lifting beams to allow a smooth roll-on and roll-off at the offshore location.
This new transport and installation process will produce the optimum support positions for heavy monopiles and eliminated all risk of buckling and getting any other major damages on monopiles over 3000 mt.