MacArtney’s new SG 11.0-193 DD Horizontal Single Blade Mounting (HSBM) tool is ready for market after passing a Site Acceptance Test at the Østerild Test Center in Denmark, the company said.
Siemens Gamesa recently installed a prototype SG 11.0-193 DD wind turbine at one of the test stands in the Østerild Test Center.
The new SG 11.0-193 DD tool aligns the nacelle hub and allows for the horizontal mounting of each blade, MacArtney said.
Featuring turnkey technology, the SG 11.0-193 DD HSBM will be ready for immediate market use and is already pre-approved for a significant German wind farm project, MacArtney said.
“Rotation of the hub of the nacelle for single blade installation is a critical and essential operation for the Direct Drive Turbine blade installation required offshore,” MacArtney’s Project Manager Carsten Olafsson said.
”This was achieved by creating the physical workspace needed in a controlled environment, and the HSBM tool establishes a solid foundation for this function and operation. The development of the SG 11.0-193 DD factored in the dynamic implications, including physical dimension constraints, transport and mobility requirements, safety and ergonomic solutions.”