Barge Master Takes Next Step in U.S. Wind Feeder Solution

April 7, 2021 | Maritime | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 6min

Barge Master has increased the capacity of its motion compensated platform to make it ready for feedering the next generation WTG’s.

With the increased capacity of 800 ton load we keep the new tower sections with a high weight and Centre of Gravity (CoG) completely stable.

The Barge Master T700 compensates at the base of the tower sections for roll and pitch movements where a heave compensation solution in the hook assist in elimination of the heave motions.

The motion compensated platform can be mobilized on any U.S. flagged vessel or barge, making it a Jones Act compliant solution.

The T700 can operate in sea states of over Hs 2.0 meters and will provide an increased workability of 40-60% more uptime during the installation of the turbines.

The motion compensated platform makes your operation safer and very cost efficient.

Components are picked up by shore-side crane

Components are loaded on barge and quick release system is engaged

Barge is towed to offshore location

Barge is moored alongside Installation Vessel

Barge Master seafastening is disengaged

Operator remotely starts compensation of BM-T700 platform to keep tip of tower still

Crane driver engages heave compensation tool in hook

Crane connects to tower using lifting tool

Operator switches to compensation of roll and pitch instead of tip of tower

Crane operator remotely disengages quick release tower seafastening

Crane operator lifts of tower

Crane operator moves tower to Installation Vessel