Over the years we have been working on many different design & construct projects. This has resulted in a variety of lifting and rigging tools and equipment, like Transition Piece lifting tools, tailing and upending frames, Monopile grippers, lifting beams, spreader bars and Anode Cage lifting tools. These tools are often intensively used by our customers, for their offshore and onshore projects.
Although the tools are designed to last for years, new projects often require new specifications. As a consequence the available tools are no longer suitable. Instead of designing and constructing completely new tools, it might be beneficial to upgrade and/or refurbish existing tools. This is what we call “upcycling”.
This is exactly what we have done for one of our major customers. Several lifting tools and handling equipment that we have designed and fabricated in 2016 and 2017 have been given a second life so they could be re-used at a large offshore windfarm installation.
Modification Transition Piece Lifting Tools
As the dimensions of the existing TP tools were not sufficient for this new project, we have investigated the possibilities to combine two existing TP lifting tools. As a result we have combined the main beam of one TP Lifting tool with the heads of another TP Lifting tool.
The remaining main beam and heads were also combined, where the main beam has been shortened. Next it was subjected to a load test, witnessed by our customer and DNV GL. The heads were adjusted to make them suitable for the pad-eyes that were used in this project. For this TP Lifting tool we have also delivered a total of 24 pad-eyes.
Finally a third TP Lifting tool has been modified. For this TP lifting tool the main beam was also shortened and a load test was executed, witnessed by our customer and DNV GL.
All three “upcycled” TP lifting tools have undergone a thorough inspection of the hydraulics, followed by maintenance activities like replacing filters, oil and sensors and replacing the hydraulic tubing.
Anode Cage lifting tools
In the same wind farm installation project an existing Anode Cage lifting tool was planned to be deployed. But first the hydraulic system had to be inspected and maintained, which was followed by a functional test. In addition, a new HPU was delivered as a capital spare.
Now all modifications have been finalised with a fresh paint job, the upcycled tools are ready to be deployed at the installation of the offshore wind farms.
Ready to go..
To support the circular economy Eager.one upcycles your project equipment. This can be done for equipment supplied by Eager.one but also for equipment supplied by third parties. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities for upcycling your current project equipment for future use!