Transport and installation of monopiles are becoming more and more challenging because of the increasing monopile weight and dimensions. Therefore, to lift larger and heavier monopiles, substantial slings are necessary. Attaching these heavy slings requires manual labor and can be a challenging and time-consuming job. That is why TWD has introduced an innovative concept for the monopile sling connector.
We have designed a quick, safe, and remote-controlled solution to apply the rigging of monopiles. The monopile sling connector allows for applying the rigging on monopiles with various dimensions and in locations with difficult accessibility. The sling connector, once positioned on the monopile, guides the sling around the monopile without the need of human interference. During lifting, the load is transferred directly from the sling, through link plates, to the rigging. In between lifts or during transport, the monopile sling connector can be seafastened on either the deck or the monopile itself.