The external jacket lifting tool, which can be operated remotely, is designed for offshore wind turbine jacket foundations with external lugs. It negates the need for human intervention increasing the safety and speed of jacket installation.
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External Jacket Lifting Tool Specification
Lifts jacket foundations of up to 2,000t in weight
Designed for jacket foundations with external lugs
Ensures that jacket foundations are not over-stressed by temporary load cases through engagement and lifting
External Jacket Lifting Tool Features
Quick hook-up & release system
Wireless remote control
Fail-safe pile locking system
Hydraulically powered system
Self-contained hydraulic & electric power supply
Mounted with cameras for visual confirmation of engagement
Guides and fins aid engagement
External Jacket Lifting Tool Benefits
Remote operation negates the need for human intervention in hazardous zones increasing the safety and speed of jacket installation
Wireless remote control provide the remote operator with confirmation the tool is engaged
Design and operation requires no modification to the jacket design
No umbilical is required
Three mounted cameras enable the operator to position the lifting tool into jacket lugs quickly
Guides and fins enable the system to find its fit on the lugs for the engagement of the locking pins
Removes any requirement to work at height
You can see Houlder’s tool in operation below lifting jacket foundations during the installation of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Aberdeen Bay.