TWD's 2nd Lifting Tool for Offshore Wind
The new tool will be ready for testing this month.
Date 8 October 2018
TWD is currently fabricating a second flanged lifting tool. The tool will be used for offshore wind foundation installations in the North Sea and will be officially load tested in October and planned for full operational in November.
Since this lifting tool will also be used for future installation projects, it is adaptable for different flange diameters. Furthermore, being fully remotely controlled the tool ensures a safe and easy installation, without the need for crew to be the top of the foundation.
The tool will be certified for a work load limit of 1600 tonne. The simple and robust design can be tailored to meet specific needs and requirements, including an increased lifting capacity, tugger arrangements and survey equipment which could be incorporated.
Temporary Works Design (TWD) is an engineering company specialized in creating custom-designed tools and structures that allow you to perform transport & installation projects safely and on time.
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