Enerpac to Provide Hydraulic Levelling and Fixation System for Calvados Offshore Wind Farm
Posted 31/08/2023 14:19
Enerpac, a leading provider of industrial tools and solutions, has secured a contract from Saipem to supply the Hydraulic Levelling and Fixation System for the installation of 64 transition pieces (TP) at the Calvados offshore wind farm in France. This system is designed to ensure precise levelling and fixation of the transition pieces on the monopile foundation, optimizing the performance of the wind turbines.
The offshore wind industry often relies on grouted connections to transmit various loads from the transition piece, situated atop the monopile foundation. The process involves lowering the transition piece onto the monopile and then leveling and fixing it. For the Calvados offshore wind farm project, each transition piece will stand at a height of 24 meters and weigh around 500 tons. To guarantee accurate leveling and fixation onto the monopile foundations, each transition piece will be equipped with six fixation cylinders and six leveling cylinders.
Enerpac's contribution to this project includes the supply of 768 custom-built cylinders, which will be delivered to Bladt Industries A/S production facilities in Aalborg, Denmark. Bladt Industries is responsible for the fabrication, assembly, and load-out of all transition pieces for the Calvados offshore wind farm.
The wind farm is situated over 10 km off the French coastline, in water depths ranging from 22 to 31 meters. Upon completion, the Calvados offshore wind farm will encompass 64 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines with a combined capacity of 450 MW, contributing to France's renewable energy goals.
Enerpac's involvement in the Calvados offshore wind farm underscores the critical role of specialized equipment and systems in ensuring the efficient installation and operation of offshore wind projects. By providing accurate levelling and fixation capabilities, Enerpac is contributing to the successful deployment of this renewable energy infrastructure, ultimately advancing France's transition to cleaner energy sources.