HC1100 heave compensator for Seaqualize
Impressive; is precisely the word for this heave compensator built by Utrecht-based Seaqualize. Iv-Consult was asked to design this steel colossus, the HC1100. It facilitates a safer, faster and easier installation of heavy components for offshore wind farms. The HC1100compensates for movements of vessels at sea due to swell, making it easier to move the heavy parts of the wind turbines and further reducing the risk of damage to a vessel or the material. Iv-Consult was responsible for the complete engineering, including the workshop drawings. The HC1100has been successfully tested and will be commissioned at the Vineyard Wind Farm off the coast of Massachusetts in the summer of 2023.