Heerema awarded HARCO Heavy Lifting the contract for delivering tagline winches for the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm. Furthermore, Heerema has invested in the "black box" for simulating HARCO’s tagline system in their state-of-the-art Simulation Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.
Back in late 2021, HARCO successfully executed the FOX project with Heerema and other research partners. Thereafter, Heerema chose HARCO to deliver a complete Tagline System to the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm as well. For this project, HARCO's rental unit, the 8mT DP Tagline System, was mounted on an interface frame on the crane vessel Thialf. The interface frame used for mounting has been designed specifically for this project to fit the platform on the crane and to withstand the requested loads applied from the winches.
To ensure a fast and safe mobilization of the HARCO system onboard Thialf, HARCO delivers manpower as well. Our team has therefore been onboard together with Heerema’s offshore team and crane operators.
“It has been a pleasure to have HARCO onboard Thialf. The mobilization went well, and the DP Tagline System operates very smoothly and with great precision. The guys have great know-how in lifting operations and tagline handling, providing us with good support from day one,” says Thijs Postma, Project Manager, Heerema.
To optimize the training of their operators, Heerema has invested in a black box to simulate the HARCO Tagline System at the Simulation Center in Leiden.
“By integrating the Harco system in our Simulation center, we created the opportunity to train our crew and crane operators to use the HARCO Tagline System prior to the project. It really enabled all crew involved to familiarize themselves with this new system prior to execution, ensuring a smooth start offshore,” says Rolf Van Huffelen, Senior Project Engineer at Heerema.
HARCO Heavy Lifting’s goal is to revolutionize the lifting industry with better and smarter applications, prepared for the future. The criterion of success is to provide advisory and know-how to develop sustainable, cost-efficient and cutting-edge solutions for the industry. HARCO Heavy Lifting offers wind farm all-in services, main component exchange, specialist services, equipment specialist services, and development and maintenance of equipment.
About Heerema Marine Contractors:
Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) delivers innovative and sustainable solutions for the transportation, installation, and removal of offshore infrastructure. HMC has three main business units: wind, decommissioning and transport and installation. HMC has a variety of vessels, including their large semi-submersible crane vessels, with an incredible lifting capacity of up to 20.000 metric tons.
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