Jan De Nul Group has awarded Huisman Equipment with a contract for the delivery of a monopile gripper which will be installed on the wind turbine installation vessel Vole au vent.
The monopile gripper, which is said to have a modular, tailor-made design to allow use on a wide range of projects, will be used by Jan De Nul for the installation of monopiles on offshore wind farms such as Northwester 2. The delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2019.
“We are extremely pleased with this contract award by Jan De Nul Group: building on our successful track record of delivering high quality lifting appliances for the installation of offshore wind turbines, we introduced a range of innovative and versatile installation tools for the offshore wind industry,'' Pim Overes, COO at Huisman, said.
''The innovative design of these tools were the start of an intensive cooperation between the technical and operational teams of Jan De Nul Group and Huisman, which has now led to a firm commitment for the delivery of our monopile gripper.”