Offshore lifting projects in the wind industry
Are you looking for a partner specialised in lifting projects and equipment for the offshore wind market? For special lifting operations, Conbit has the know-how, the engineering capability and thorough work preparations. Examples of our experience in lifting projects in the wind industry are monopile handling, skidding and cable-riser installation.
Monopile handling and skidding
This project aimed to move monopiles from their sea fastening to the fire line. Because of their weight (between 500 and 670 tonnes) and the maximum wave height of 2 meters, the monopiles has to be positioned 3 meters above deck level.
In this project the scope of our work included procurement, construction and installation. On projects like this, it is often time-saving and cost efficient to outsource the procurement. In the early stages of the project, quotations can be requested, whereas solutions can be modified throughout the process. This is advantageous for the cost-quality ratio and the progress of the project.
In this project, Conbit was responsible for lifting and installing a cable-riser protection frame, which was located offshore in the German sector of the North Sea. The lifting procedure included a hinged upending procedure, a ballasted winch and remote release of slings. Upending the riser was especially challenging. Because the platform’s existing crane was inadequate for this task, we made use of the substation’s height and special Conbit equipment to upend the riser.