New Faster Method for Installing Monopiles

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Kongsberg Maritime and MacGregor have invented a new pile-gripper solution which cuts installation time for offshore wind turbines

Official Press Release MacGregor:

Combined expertise cuts wind turbine installation times

A new monopile installation solution, developed between MacGregor and Kongsberg Maritime, eliminates unnecessary temporary mooring, offering substantial savings to the offshore wind energy market

The offshore wind farms under development today are moving to more remote locations and increasing in capacity and size, bringing with them a host of new challenges. The biggest of these is created by a vast increase in the weight and height of turbines. This has driven the demand for a new-generation of monopile installation and maintenance vessels designed to cope with the industry’s future developments and needs. Monopile installation vessels have traditionally been jack-up units and to some extent moored floaters. However, as foundation sizes have increased,... ... More: Official Press Release MacGregor

MacGregor, Kongsberg Maritime, installation, offshore, wind turbine, pile-gripper, monopile

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