Blade tool

For the purpose of increasing the allowable wind speeds for wind turbine blade installation and to be able to mount a blade under any angle with the horizon, Vuyk has developed a concept for handling the blades with a tool mounted to the crane boom of the WTG installation jackup. Present concept is under development.

Advantages:

• Higher installation wind speeds due to fixed connection to boom.
• No need for turning the hub.

Installation procedure:

• The blade is fitted to the manipulator and lifted from the blade rack.
• The blade is connected to a carriage on the crane boom by means of tag lines.
• The blade is oriented to the correct installation angle.
• Final positioning through translation onto the hub.

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