3,500 tonne spreader bar from Huisman
16 June 2023
Heavy duty crane and engineering specialist Huisman has won a contract with Jan De Nul Group for the delivery of a 3,500 tonne monopile spreader bar.
The spreader bar will support and optimise installation of offshore wind turbines.
It is able to handle monopiles with the largest diameter and length currently available.
This is the third spreader bar order for Huisman.
Deployed in combination with the recently delivered 3,000 tonne Huisman leg encircling crane onboard the Voltaire and the 5,000 tonne Huisman tub mounted crane onboard the Les Alizés, it will enable Jan De Nul Group to handle the largest monopiles in a safe and controlled manner.
Huisman recently worked with Spanish wind energy specialist Siemens Gamesa to produce the Travelling Load Stabilising System, a new way of installing wind turbine components.
Safe operations are ensured via automated sling handling of monopiles, reducing the number of personnel on deck.
The remotely controlled monopile spreader is powered by an on-board battery pack with integrated charger system for different external charging supplies.
As it seeks to support the development of renewable energy sectors, both on and offshore, Huisman is expanding its product and service portfolio.
The company designs, constructs and maintains a wide range of products to drive the growth of renewable energies and make mineral and fossil fuel extraction more sustainable.