Demand for wind energy continues to grow year-on-year, wind turbines are getting ever bigger, and sites are getting more difficult to access and moving further out to sea. This is increasing the costs and the technical challenges of installing and servicing wind farms onshore and offshore as current installation methods require ever larger, more expensive and specialised vessels and cranes, many of which are not yet built or available.
SENSE is a Self-Erecting Nacelle and Service System that installs, services, and decommissions large wind turbines without extra large special cranes or crane vessels.
SENSE can be used for all onshore and offshore turbines on taller towers, on otherwise inaccessible sites, in deeper waters and further offshore.
SENSE simplifies operations and reduces costs during development, construction and operations, and increases revenue through higher availability throughout the life of a project.
Use standard construction vessel for RNA transport and transfer to tower
Undertake inspections and maintenance without tall cranes
No large expensive cranes or crane vessels for RNA installation
Reduces number of lifting operations during installation
Eliminates the need for handling systems within the turbine to repair/replace major components