Levelling wind turbines in which the turbine foundations come in two parts: a monopile (MP) and a transition piece (TP). THE SITUATION The Dudgeon Offshore Windfarm will be constructed off the coast of Norfolk, East England. The wind farm comprises of 67 monopile foundations on which 6 MW capacity turbines will be placed. The project is a joint venture from Statoil (70%) and Statkraft (30%). THE CHALLENGE The foundations are formed by two large steel structures: a monopile (M
Strategic addition to unlock a world of NDT inspection possibilities by combining various NDT modalities with remotely operated crawlers. As a world leader in advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) technologies, Eddyfi Technologies is thrilled to confirm the acquisition of Inuktun, a well-known developer and manufacturer of remotely operated crawlers and camera systems. Headquartered in Nanaimo, BC (Canada), 30-year experienced Inuktun offers robotic systems that bridge the ga
Peli UK offer a wide range of rugged safety torches certified to ATEX Zone 0 and Zone 1. The range includes head torches, right angled models, compact versions and large hand lamps; all designed for use in hazardous areas. Peli torches are built tough for durability and reliability in extreme offshore conditions and are highly resistant to chemicals, drops and shock. Peli introduce the 1975 Zone 0 and Zone 1 models; the slimmest safety torches in the ATEX certified range. The
Remove Doubt by Using Wolf Safety’s New Voltage Alert Technology Working in potentially explosive atmospheres is hazardous enough without having concerns that the voltage being supplied to temporary lighting is no longer within certified limits. How can anyone be absolutely sure what voltage is being supplied, especially in a typical, long cable FPSO situation? Could it be one volt more or less than the certified safe range? Reassurance is now available from Wolf Safety, whos
Transportation by sea of monopiles for offshore wind farms. Location: United Kingdom THE SITUATION For the installation of offshore wind farms, the components, including monopiles (hereinafter: MP’s) are transported by sea on specially constructed heavy-lift vessels. THE CHALLENGE Holmatro have designed the so-called seafastening construction for the UK installation company Seajacks that ensure that the MPs remain securely in position, even in the most extreme circumstances.
Pacson Valves started trading in 1992 from the company’s original premises in Carnoustie, Scotland; a small east coast town more famous for its world championship golf course than for valve manufacture. However, the area from Arbroath to Dundee had a long history of high precision engineering so proved to be a very good location for Pacson to find the skills necessary to make valves. When the company first started, the product range was focussed on only small bore, high press