Dutch company TILLEN celebrated its 15-year anniversary this year. With its hands-on approach, personal touch and customised solutions, the engineering company has built an impressive track record in the maritime and offshore sector and beyond. Meanwhile, the company continues to innovate and recently launched T-trove – an online database for products and equipment that require regular maintenance and inspections.
Based in De Meern, in the province of Utrecht, the company is a specialist in mechanical and structural engineering. Besides providing customised solutions for handling heavy and unwieldly loads, TILLEN also specialises in the design and supply of specialised equipment, support structures and handling equipment for various markets. The activities range from concept design, consultancy, and verification for third parties, to full project realisation, the so-called ‘Sketch to Site’ approach. For the latter, TILLEN works with a number of trusted partners.
TILLEN was involved, among others, in the pre-engineering, concept definition and development of production drawings for several Walk-to-Work systems, and in one case in the improvement process. In addition, the company provided the design for a Hub Rotating Tool, to Windwise, among others, which enables more efficient and safe installation of wind turbine hubs and blades, designed customised piling templates, cable reel trolleys and lifting beams and spreaders.
T-trove: up to date status of equipment
Besides providing customised engineering solutions, TILLEN also developed a digital solution that enables efficient use and inspection of all kinds of tools and lifting structures. T-trove is an online database for products/equipment that require regular maintenance and/or inspections. This subscription-based solution consists of tagging equipment with a unique QR code that provides access to an online tracking and document portal which is easily accessible from any place with an internet connection. The portal not only provides space for necessary documents such as manuals and quality documents, but also an overview of completed and scheduled inspections and associated observations for each equipment.
Information essential for safe operation, such as the manual, is made available to everyone. No subscription is required for this.
Information can be easily updated at any time, ensuring that most up-to-date information on the equipment is always available. During inspections, observations can be processed immediately. This offers advantages for offshore inspections in particular. T-trove can be applied to new equipment but also as retrofit on existing equipment.
TILLEN first introduced the solution at the WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition last September. For those who would like to know more about this solution or TILLEN’s other services: next Tuesday and Wednesday, representatives of TILLEN will be present at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference event in the RAI, Amsterdam. On Tuesday evening, the company is organising networking drinks with other partners. Early next year, the company will be present at the Floating Wind Solutions 2023 event in Houston, US.
Interview in Windpowernl magazine
This year, TILLEN celebrated its 15 -year anniversary. A period in which it has grown from a small team into a professional company with ambitions that reach across borders. The company is about to set up an agency in The United States. In the April 2023 edition of Windpowernl magazine, which focuses on the topic of Human Capital, you can read more about how this company has managed to achieve this successful growth together with its staff.