Granada expanding offshore business in Denmark with Davit Cranes


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have awarded a major European offshore contract to Granada for the design, manufacture, delivery and commissioning of four davit crane units for the Nissum Bredning Vind offshore plant, located off the northwest coast of Denmark.

The Nissum Bredning plant is owned by Nissum Bredning Vindmollerlaug and the energy company Jysk Energi, with financial backing from the Danish Ministry of Energy. The plant is testing technology which is expected to show a significant impact on the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCoE), with Granada’s client Siemens delivering four 7MW direct drive wind turbines.

Granada have been contracted by Siemens to provide their Python cranes for this project. Each Granada Python crane unit measures approximately 3m in height, 3m in radius, and weighs 1,500kg. The maximum lifting capacity for each crane, at 1,000kg, is needed to hoist the heavier serviceable components from the supply vessel to the laydown area on the platforms of the transition piece platform. Designed with the operator’s needs and health and safety as critical factors, the Python cranes are a design unique to Granada.

Welcoming this new contract, Mark Sidwell, director of Granada, commented,

“This is a valuable contract for Granada. Building on our successes and our reputation in offshore engineering across the UK, we are keen to grow further in the European renewables sector. Projects such as this one for Siemens will benefit not only Granada’s employees but also companies throughout our supply chain. It’s encouraging to see our ambitious plans for this market demonstrating success, rewarding the expertise and commitment of all our staff at Granada.”

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