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Jan De Nul orders motion compensated pile gripperJan De Nul Group has selected Imeca, a trade mark of Reel, for the delivery of a electrical motion-compensated pile gripper for its new floating installation vessel Les Alizés.
The Imeca Motion-Compensated Pile Gripper will have an integrated survey system that enables continuous monitoring of the monopile from insertion into the gripper to hammering completion. Thanks to the X-Laboratory Guidance System’s embedded emergency recovery control mode, the gripper will be able to control the monopile even in the hypothetical absence of the DP system and thrusters. The gripper will operate autonomously to keep the monopile and vessel stable, long enough to return all systems to a safe state. Gripper delivery is planned for H2 2022.
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