Foundation Installation Equipment – Sandbank

Monopile gripper with HSD-deployment system

To help Bilfinger install the foundation for the Sandbank offshore wind farm, TWD engineers provided several detailed designs including a monopile gripper tool, hydro sound damper (HSD) deployment frame, and upending hinge. Additionally, we created seafastening structures for the monopiles as well as various transition pieces. Bilfinger was delighted to have all requested items designed, fabricated, and ready for operation within 9 months. Sandbank has 288 MW capacity and generates green power for 400.000 households.

Project highlights

  • Stacked monopiles for optimal deck usage
  • Quick clamping mechanism to secure transition pieces on deck
  • Monopile gripper with HSD-deployment system

As the global wind energy sector expands, a shortage of vessels for handling bigger monopiles is foreseen. Simply scaling up isn’t enough. Download our Whitepaper to explore how TWD tackles supply chain bottlenecks with innovative installation methods, or get our Offshore Wind Track Record to see how we have helped industry leaders succeed in their installations.