Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has concluded a major modification works on the A2SEA-owned jack-up Sea Installer. The modification leaves Sea Installer able to handle bigger offshore wind installation projects
The principle scope of work involved the extension of the main crane boom, giving the A2SEA-owned offshore wind farm installation vessel increased reaching capacity: a pertinent point considering the trend of the increasing size of offshore wind turbine components. Other work comprised structural modifications as a consequence of the larger crane.
The configuration of the upgraded crane is such that it can be operated in two modes: a long mode with the crane boom extension in place, and a short mode with the extension removed. The Sea Installer now has a flexible crane capacity of 900 tonnes in short mode and 700 tonnes in long.
The smooth running of the entire project was facilitated by the joint efforts of the DSAm and A2SEA personnel.