Transport and Installation Equipment Designed by TWD for Offshore Wind – Sponsored News
TWD has designed transport and installation equipment for Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) components for over 20 offshore wind farms. We have worked on designs for tower seafastenings but also blade racks for several WTG suppliers.
We aim to provide flexibility and adaptability of seafastening equipment so it can be used in multiple projects having different kinds of turbines. Our experience has made us well aware of the challenges that have to be solved when handling WTG components.
Our seafastening designs focus – besides the obvious structural integrity of deck and cargo – on fast mobilization, minimal welding and easy usage offshore.
Featured Title photograph courtesy of DEME Group
Hammock for flexible and safe monopile transport – Interview with Thijs Roethof of TWD
TWD has designed a hammock to support monopiles during transport. This innovative seafastening is suitable for monopiles with a diameter between 7 and 11 metres. In addition, it divides the forces on the tube more evenly. This allows contractors to safely transport various wind turbine monopiles with a thinner and therefore more vulnerable wall thickness. An interview with Thijs Roethof of TWD.
DEME’s Apollo Installs First SeaMade Turbine
First turbine installed last Saturday