Project Description

Customer Challenge:

Pile run protection during installation of 116 monopiles at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Project off the south coast of England.

Cranemaster Solution:

Two Cranemaster® shock absorbers with SWL of 1000 tons and 700 tons. Protecting the crane and rigging by reducing potential shock loads caused by sudden drop fall during pile driving due to unexpected soil conditions.

The Results:

The two jack-up vessels MPI Discovery and Pacific Orca installed the foundations using a 1000 metric tons crane to lift each foundation upright before lowering and piling it into the seabed using an hydraulic hammer. The installation was completed on schedule.