The CAPE VLT-640 Triple Vibro Lifting Tool from CAPE Holland has completed its work at the Kaskasi II offshore wind farm in Germany.
CAPE Holland‘s patent-pending flange clamping system was used to upend, lift, and vibrate flanged monopiles for the first time. Seaway 7 used the CAPE VLT to drive a new type of monopile with Self Expanding Pile Shoe after a short learning curve (SEPS).
Wouter van Dalen, Senior Project Manager at Seaway 7, “The CAPE VLT was an essential part of the Kaskasi installation spread. The tool enabled Seaway 7 to upend and install monopiles in a single lift to stable penetration depths, therewith reducing installation times and risks.”
Kaskasi offshore wind farm is 35 kilometres north of Heligoland island. The wind farm consists of 38 wind turbines, each with an installed capacity of up to nine megawatts (MW).
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