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SPECIALIST TOOLS ON-SITE INSPECTION, EXAMINATION AND TESTING


Continual development and benefiting from their close working relationship with Enerpac (the global leader in high pressure hydraulic tools) and Norbar, Worlifts new service has emerged which specifically targets and delivers on-site solutions for ‘Torque and Tensioning Equipment’ used within the renewables sector.


COMPLETE BOLTING WORKFLOW The company’s hydraulic and mechanical bolting solutions serve the complete bolting workflow, from a pipe alignment to complex joint positioning of large structural assemblies.


of workflow disruption, immediate minor repairs, traceable certification and on-site application assistance.


ASSURANCE


Following an on-site visit gives reassurance to equipment owners and users that the tooling will be safe to use by visual inspection, operational tests, pressure tests and calibration if required, utilising the latest on board tool inspection and testing equipment.


WORKING TOGETHER


Worlifts work very closely with Enerpac who specialise in professional high- pressure bolting solutions and work in global markets.


Total on-site package includes: testing, calibration & hire of hydraulic bolting tools, examination & certification of lifting equipment, total tool inventory & asset management, training for safe & correct use of bolting tools, demonstration of tools for bolting applications.


ON-SITE BOLTING TOOL SERVICE AND SUPPORT


Advantages include: correct safe operation of equipment, reducing risk, reduction of tooling downtime, reduction


Worlifts will now be able to offer the wind power industry the option of an on-site bolting tool service designed to reduce down time and improve safety and efficiency.


LARGER TURBINES CALL FOR LARGER AND MORE CAPABLE EQUIPMENT


Whilst the first generation of Offshore WTG’s were considered to be huge at 2MW, and the industry prediction in 2003 only spoke of turbine sizes reaching 3MW, combined with the industry estimate of typical water depths reaching ‘up to’ 25m – the scale in Turbines and Monopiles seems to currently has no limit.


This is forcing the installation contractors towards constant innovation and design of larger and more capable equipment.


INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE MPI Offshore are no


strangers to this – and the testament that the vessel MPI Resolution with her initial


300Te crane in 2005, was installing 470Te monopiles demonstrates the integration of secondary systems for gripping, rotating and guiding does play as an important role in foundation installation as size of the cranes on these types of installation vessels.


LATEST MONOPILE GRIPPING SYSTEM The latest version of the monopile gripping system MPI Offshore have commissioned, and which is currently being installed on the


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vessel MPI Discovery, takes the guidance of the monopile to the next level. Replacing the cantilevered hydraulic framework system which was mounted on the stern deck before, the new system is formed by two large gripper arms actually mounted on the transom of the vessel, pinned to mounting brackets allowing its removal for WTG installation phases, or the transfer to the sister vessel – the MPI Adventure.


SPECIFICS


The pair of arms, each weighing 75Te, will be able to guide a monopile with a diameter up to 6.5m and a weight of 600 tonnes. However, the operation constraints will be maximised to allow Hs of 2.5m (4.6h Max), with a period of 4.9s, and a sea current acting on the monopile of 2 knots in water depths to 40m.


Andrew Duncan MPI Equipment


www.mpi-offshore.com


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