Where projects must move to container or smaller ports, the quay edge must be reinforced or avoided altogether. The world’s tallest lifting equipment must also be sourced, allowing more of the project to take place in the host country, and from operational expenses.
As elsewhere, keeping the installation vessel waiting is not an option. So, components must be stored for easy access, as close as possible to the water’s edge, and with as few time-consuming transfer or upending maneuvers as possible.
With the market’s largest equipment fleet, Mammoet can mobilize a wide range of hydraulic saddles, blade clamps and transport frames to any worldwide location, allowing components to be stored compactly as manufactured, or closer to ground level. This quickens on-site transportations and ties up less space.
The large radius of our PTC and SK cranes move lifting away from the quay edge onto surer ground, while their giant hook heights allow turbine assembly to take place on or next to the quay, where it is most efficient. Their huge capacities allow loads up to 6,000t to be place directly onto the barge or water, saving time and custom metalwork.
As floating wind matures, our long-standing offshore expertise will allow an easy transition to moving giant foundations weighing over 10,000t. A toolkit of skills including jacking, skidding, mooring and ballasting will facilitate the load-out of ever-larger jackets, floaters and sub-stations.
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Mammoet’s scope consisted of weighing, land transport and load-out of the jacket and pile sections at Eversendai Offshore’s fabrication yard Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.
The six-legged structure – weighing 3,200t and measuring 40m long, 47m wide and 48m high - was safely transported from the fabrication yard to the quayside. It was then carefully loaded out, using 128 axle lines of SPMT and six power pack units (PPU).
Detailed engineering calculations, thorough planning, and comprehensive risk assessments of the loadout operations and procedures ensured safe handling of the jacket and piles. Final destination? The Dutch North Sea.