Huisman to equip Jan de Nul’s Voltaire and Les Alizés with 3,500MT monopile lifting spreader bar
Monday, June 12, 2023

Jan De Nul Group has awarded Huisman a contract for the delivery of a 3,500mt Monopile Spreader Bar. The Spreader Bar will support and optimise installation of offshore wind turbines. It is able to handle monopiles with the largest diameter and length currently available.

With this third Spreader Bar order, Huisman has optimised this proven design to increase safe and efficient monopile handling.

Deployed in combination with the recently delivered 3,000mt Huisman Leg Encircling Crane onboard the Voltaire and the 5,000mt Huisman Tub Mounted Crane onboard the Les Alizés, it will enable Jan De Nul Group to handle the largest monopiles in a safe and controlled manner.

Safe operations are ensured via automated sling handling of monopiles, reducing the number of personnel on deck.

The remotely controlled Monopile Spreader is powered by an on-board battery pack with integrated charger system for different external charging supplies.

As it seeks to support the development of renewable energy sectors, both onand offshore, Huisman is expanding its product and service portfolio. The company designs, constructs and maintains a wide range of products to drive the growth of renewable energies and make mineral and fossil fuel extraction more sustainable.