Seaway 7 has contracted Huisman to deliver a 3000-metric-tonne Spreader Bar. The Spreader Bar will support installation of offshore wind turbines and is able to handle monopiles with the largest diameter and length currently available.

Although the Spreader Bar will be built specifically to Seaway 7’s requirements, it is based on a proven Huisman design. It is optimised to increase both safety and efficiency in monopile and transition piece installation. Safe operations are ensured via hands free sling handling of monopiles, remotely controlled by an exchangeable battery pack.

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Seaway 7 will initially employ the Spreader Bar during its execution of the third phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Dogger Bank C. When all three phases are completed, the wind farm, off the Yorkshire, UK coast, will be the world’s largest with a capacity of 3.6 GW – enough to power 6 million homes.

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Expanding into renewables

As it seeks to support the development of renewable energy sectors, both on- and offshore, Huisman is expanding its product and service portfolio. The company designs, constructs and maintains a wide range of products to drive the growth of renewable energies and make mineral and fossil fuel extraction more sustainable.

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