TWD together with Royal Wagenborg have come up with a floating removal and installation method for offshore wind turbine blades. They have developed a solution that replaces the jack-up vessel with a floating solution with similar workability.
The vessel independent tool is equipped with a motion compensation system to mitigate relative motions during turbine approach and allows for a safe connection. Once connected, a blade handling cart can collect, transport and place blades and other heavy components of the nacelle. The companies have done a successful technical feasibility study of the concept.