Sales Director, Lifting & Transport Equipment
New solution for lifting offshore WTG components from floating barge to jack-up vessel.
Offshore wind in the US will soon face a challenge with the logistics of the WTG components, as the installation method from the EU and the rest of the world cannot be used in the US due to the Jones Act.
ENABL and FORCE Technology have developed the solution, ENABL Load Stabilizer, for lifting offshore wind turbine generator (WTG) components from floating barge to jack-up vessel.
This project will optimize the utilization of the costly jack-up vessels by reducing the time in port and in transit between port and installation site.
With this solution, it is also possible to comply with the Jones Act in the US. The project is supported by EUPD.
“ENABL has many years of experience in stabilizing offshore lifting, and this, combined with experience in developing lifting equipment for the wind industry and an innovative culture, has enabled us to come up with a safe solution that is cost-effective in both procurement, operation and maintenance.
The solution is unique because it is based on passive systems that use a minimum of energy and at the same time can be operated in higher winds/waves than any other system on the market.”
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