In 2010, it was not the first time that Vuyk delivered the complete engineering package for wind turbine generator (WTG) offshore installation:
- Deck layouts
- Stability checks
- Support and seafastening designs
- lifting arrangements
Previously, Vuyk did the same for Robin Rigg (Vestas turbines) and Alpha Ventus (Areva Multibrid turbines) offshore wind farms and part of the engineering packages for numerous other wind parks starting from 2002.
It is easy to put everything on deck to make it fit. What makes it a challenge each time is the interaction between lifting arrangement, overall weight, COG and deck strength.
Therefore, we always start a project like this with a feasibility phase where the complete puzzle is solved. This means making lifting procedures to check the crane reach and clearances, moving the jack-up relative to the WTG foundation, moving the items over deck while checking the overall weight and under deck strong points.
The above exercise is an iterative process and if the components or jack-up are not the same as previous, then the complete project is not the same either since all aspects are tied together.