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.

 

Project highlights

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