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ST3 Offshore’s dockside location in Szczecin, Poland. The hulking gantry crane picks the second of three jacket foundations to be loaded onto
         the awaiting vessel. The fourth (complete) and fifth (unfinished) foundations in the photo will be shipped at a later stage.
         continued from previous page       1,400t capacity gantry crane.      loaded so another beam wouldn’t have
         been acquired amid ongoing invest-   The 400/600s offer up to 600t at 14m   been suitable at the bottom of the rig be-
         ment in our rental fleet.”         or 44 ft. and up to 24m or 78 ft. at a   tween the delta plates because the forc-
           Naylor also pointed to the company’s   lower capacity, while the 800/1000 can   es applied are tensile rather than com-
         expansion into the Wienold equipment   lift up to 1,000t at 15m or 51 ft. and up   pressive. A wire rope grommet acted as
         range with the acquisition of a wide   to 26m or 85 ft. at a lower capacity. The   a tie sling between the delta plates and
         range of SLK and GML counterbalanced   foundation jackets weigh 700t apiece   created the vertical sling angle for the
         Genie units, including the new, fully ad-  and stand 52m high.  They are lifted   bottommost slings in the rig.”
         justable MFC 750/k mini floor crane.  in their entirety onto a barge that can   ST3’s facility is specifically designed
           LGH  will  host  this  year’s  LEEA   transport three at a time.    for the production of transition pieces,
         Golf Day, which takes place at Wych-  John Baker, Sales And Marketing   jacket foundations and offshore wind
         wood  Park,  Crewe,  UK  on  Thursday   Director  at Modulift,  explained that   foundation components and other large
         14 June. Visit the website at www.  the top two 400/600 beams were used   fabricated structures. In this case, the                  in an inverted (upside down) configura-  jacket foundations will be assembled
                                            tion to utilize the four hoist hooks on   at their destination with 10m-high
         ST3 Lifts Jacket                   the crane,  and allow the lower  slings   suction buckets, used to anchor the
         Foundations for Wind Farm          to come down to a single point on top   structures. Water will be pumped out
         with Modulift Beams                of the  lower  1,000t beam; below  that   of the buckets  to lower  pressure  and,
           Modulift has supplied two large   again, two delta plates and a horizon-  combined with the weight of the foun-
         spreader beams to complete a rig that   tal sling created the vertical angle for   dation, the structures will sink to the
         will  lift 20 wind farm jacket founda-  the bottom slings that attached the rig   sea floor.
         tions onto vessels at ST3 Offshore’s   to the top of each jacket.       At the time of writing, the first phase
         dockside  location  in  Szczecin,  Poland,   Baker added: “Modulift spreader   of loadout remains ongoing. The rig will
         close  to the country’s  northwestern   beams are put into compression when   stay in Szczecin for the duration of the
         border with Germany. The jackets are
         bound for Cuxhaven and will eventual-
         ly be installed at the Borkum Riffgrund
         2 offshore wind farm.
           The two beams, MOD 400/600s, both
         8m long,  were  used in  an inverted
         configuration  above  another  Modulift
         beam,  an  800/1000,  which  was  hired
         in from Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG.
         The beams combined with shackles
         and other rigging gear, including  del-
         ta plates, to form the rig beneath the
         hooks  of a rail-mounted, 117m-high,

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