Motion Compensated Platform
The construction of offshore windfarms in the US is regulated by the Jones Act. The transport of wind turbine components from a US port to the field using an international installation vessel requires the use of a US feeder vessel. Although this is a Jones Act-compliant solution for this kind of logistical challenge, it does require that components need to be lifted from a moving vessel.
Huisman introduces the Motion Compensated Platform to ensure that components can be transferred quickly and safely from a feeder vessel. With this solution, we enable our clients to:
- Increase workability
The Motion Compensated Platform provides a stable deck area because it counterbalances the effects of vessel motions. This means that lifting heavy components and moving an empty jack-up vessel can be done in more difficult weather conditions, significantly increasing the weather window.
- Maximise operational time
By using an offshore rated feeder vessel equipped with a Motion Compensated Platform, your jack-up vessel can continue installation work without having to shuttle back and forth to load new components. Maximising the operational time results in a faster delivery of an offshore wind farm.
- Increase safety and product integrity
Heavy lifting off the Motion Compensated Platform is carried out in a controlled manner, which safeguards the integrity of the sensitive wind turbine components and ensures the safety of everybody on deck.