Wind Energy – Monopile Gripper
Huisman announces the signing of a contract with Cadeler for the design and production of a monopile gripper.
This marks the seventh gripper ordered at Huisman, reinforcing the company’s prominent position in the market for installation tools for the offshore wind industry.
The monopile gripper, having a substantial 13-meter diameter, is engineered for the efficient and controlled installation of monopiles ranging from 80 to 120 meters in length, with a weight of up to 3,000mt.
Notably, this gripper can be entirely stored on deck, facilitating future maintenance procedures and thus operational longevity.
The contract also includes an option for the integration of a noise mitigation system, designed to minimise the impact of noises on sea life.
Production will take place at Huisman’s production facility in China.