Wind Energy – Pile Gripper
Huisman has been awarded a contract by Heerema Marine Contractors for the delivery of a state-of-the-art motion compensated pile gripper.
This technology is playing a significant part in enabling the energy transition, making possible the construction of tomorrow’s offshore wind farms.
The design and construction of the gripper will be a combined effort carried out at Huisman’s locations in the Czech Republic and in the Netherlands.
When completed, the gripper will be installed, via rails on the side of the vessel, to Heerema’s DSCV Thialf. The gripper will move up and down on the side of the vessel by means of hydraulic jacking system.
The gripper is designed to handle monopiles up to 12.5 m in diameter, with a length of up to 115 m and a weight of 3,200 mt.