UK company Granada Material Handling has secured a davit crane contract with Aker Solutions for Equinor’s 88MW Hywind Tampen floating wind project.
Manchester-based Granada Material Handling will design, manufacture, third party-certify and commission 11 davit crane units for use on the floating offshore wind farm’s platforms.
The company is already now looking to place orders and sub-contract specialist areas of work to other UK businesses and will deliver the crane units over a six-month period, it said.
Each of the Granada Python crane units will be fitted to the foundation platforms.
Granada Material Handling managing director Mark Sidwell said:
“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded another prestigious wind farm project.
“Securing this contract has been a real team effort by the Granada renewable product and service division.
“The Hywind Tampen project is not only great news for Granada but also for our UK based supply chain.”
Granada has supplied over 1300 offshore davits for various projects.
Each Python crane unit measures approximately 4 metres in height, 4 metres in radius and weighs approximately 2000 kg.
The maximum lifting capacity of 1000 kg is needed to hoist the heavier serviceable components from the supply vessel to the laydown area on the platforms of the floating foundations.