The UK-based Granada Material Handling has secured a contract to provide 100 davit crane units for the turbine jacket foundations of the Moray East offshore wind project.
Granada is in charge of designing, manufacturing and commissioning Python crane units that will be fitted to each of the project’s 100 jacket foundation platforms.
According to the company, each of the cranes has been specifically designed for the 950MW project and its challenging marine environment.
Each unit is approximately 4m tall, has a 7.5m radius, and weighs approximately 2000kg. The maximum lifting capacity of 990kg is required to hoist the heavier serviceable components from the supply vessel to the laydown area on the platforms of jacket foundations, Granada said.
The company said it is already looking to place orders and subcontract specialist areas of work to other UK businesses. The cranes are expected to be delivered over a six-month period.
Granada is also supplying five davit cranes for the substation of the Moray East project, each of which will be fitted to the structure’s five jacket foundation platforms.
Moray East will comprise 100 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines installed some 22km off the Aberdeenshire coast. Project developer Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd plans to have the wind farm fully operational in 2022.