Sembmarine SLP has awarded Granada the contract to design, supply, third party certify, deliver and commission 2 davit crane units for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Siemens Transmission and Distribution Platform.
Each of the Granada Python crane units has been specifically designed for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm and the challenging marine environment in which they will operate. Two Python crane units will be fitted to the cable deck area of the distribution platform. Each crane unit measures approximately 4 meters in height, 4 meters in radius, and weighs 1000kgs. The maximum lifting capacity of 1000kgs is needed to hoist the heavier serviceable components from the supply vessel to the laydown area on the platforms of the transmission platform. The crane units have been specifically designed with an emphasis on health & safety and the operator’s needs, and are a design unique to Granada Material Handling.
Mark Sidwell, Director of Granada Material Handling Ltd, commented:
“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded another prestigious UK wind farm project. Securing this contract has been a real team effort by the Granada Renewable product and service division. The Dudgeon contract is not only great news for Granada but also for our North West based supply chain. Granada has ambitious plans for this market sector and is the UK’s leading offshore wind farm davit crane supplier. We are currently working with designers, wind farm developers and turbine manufacturers to further enhance the product range to ensure the very latest developments in lifting technology are made available to the rapidly expanding and ever developing offshore renewable market.”
Granada is already looking to place orders and sub-contract specialist areas of work to other UK businesses, and will deliver the crane units over a 6 month period.