Safety and control at high wind speeds.

Our tagline system was used to complete the installation of 50 wind turbines at Nobelwind offshore wind farm. Back in 2016, Nobelwind announced the start of building a fourth wind farm in the North Sea. Jan De Nul Group- a Luxembourg dredging, offshore, civil and environmental contractor, was appointed to install all foundations and wind turbines offshore. For that purpose, Jan De Nul Group decided to use Eltronic’s tagline system which not only allowed for a safe component installation at high wind speeds but also reduced the installation time.

Working towards a better solution

Kris Van Limbergen, the technical inspector from Jan De Nul Group explains the circumstances of the project ‘We knew that time was of the essence considering the complexity of this project. 'We had to make sure that the entire operation could be performed as quickly as possible but at the same time with a maximum level of safety for both operators and components' Using a tack-line system is ideal for a safe and controlled guiding process of rotors, nacelles and single blades, however, it requires additional certificates and approvals from the crane manufacturer.

Kris Van Limbergen continues 'Eltronic was very proactive and took care of all the necessary paperwork and certificates. It is very important to us that the supplier is thinking together with the client and trying to find the best solution for both parties’

 

 

''For us it is very important that Eltronic is thinking long-term with the client, I can say that the whole process was a great example of a smooth cooperation'' Kris Van Limbergen, Technical Inspector from Jan De Nul Group

Project highlights

The Tagline designed by Eltronic Wind Solution is a control system for safe lifting operation during the installation process of main wind turbine components. The system is mounted directly on the crane and is used for guiding and controlling the components during lifting operation. Smooth collaboration ‘Eltronic visited the vessel, to gain an overview of how to design the installation process.

 

 

After the visit we received a detailed report of what challenges might be encountered during the installation as well as, and what precautions should be taken by Jan De Nul Group. Due to a thorough preparation, we managed to get the tagline up and running in a time frame of only two days.’ . Multi-use solution As all of Eltronic’s products, the Tagline System is focused on modular design, cost-efficiency and flexibility. The system was designed and certified in such way that Jan De Nul Group could use it with various component types.

Read more about our tagline systems

Wind turbines are increasing in size and are being installed further from shore where high wind speeds are prevalent. In case of such complex installations, the precise control of wind turbine components during lifting operations is of the utmost importance to ensure the safety of the personnel and wind turbine components. Eltronic offers tagline solutions that allow for a safe and controlled guiding process of rotors, nacelles, and single blades in any site conditions onshore & offshore.