Ready for decommissioning!

07 december 2016

Ready for decommissioning!

CAPE Holland successfully extracted a wind turbine foundation monopile at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam last week.

The 4m diameter pile was installed in May this year for a demonstration project and only needed 12 minutes to be loosened and extracted completely. Thanks to the upend capability of the CAPE Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) it was also possible to downend the pile and set it down, ready for transport.

The VLT is a certified lifting tool and a vibro hammer in one, making it a perfect tool to contribute to significant costs savings in the Offshore Wind Industry for both the installation as the decommissioning at the end of live of a wind farm. Although for this project a single CV-320 VLT-U was sufficient for the installation and extraction of the 130t weighing pile, multiple VLT’s can be coupled to create larger VLT’s to be able to handle, upend and install/extract piles weighing up to 1600t.

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