Mammoet Completes Floating Wind Farm First

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”12486″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Offshore transportation specialist Mammoet has completed assembly of the first of five test turbines for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first floating wind farm. The project involved transportation of components to the NorSea Group’s Stordbase yard at Stord, Norway. A team from Mammoet utilized an LR 11000 crawler crane as main […]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”12486″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Offshore transportation specialist Mammoet has completed assembly of the first of five test turbines for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first floating wind farm.

The project involved transportation of components to the NorSea Group’s Stordbase yard at Stord, Norway. A team from Mammoet utilized an LR 11000 crawler crane as main crane and 24 axle lines of SPMTs for the assembly as well as a Crane Vessel to transport the 1150 tonne assembled turbines to the floating foundation in the fjord.

“Initial estimates showed that the client would need a 1,350-ton crawler crane to lift the components. Based on our expertise we were able to come up with an approach that would only require a 1100 ton crane, allowing us to do the job much more efficiently,” said Tom Rutgrink, director at Mammoet.

Following installation on the foundations and final preparations the turbines will be towed across the North Sea to their final destination at Buchan Deep, 25 kilometers off the east coast of Scotland.

Photo: The LR 11000 during rotor assembly. Credit: Mammoet[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]