The Heave Chief 1100 from Seaqualize is designed for the safe installation of the heaviest wind turbine components at sea. This so-called heave compensator is capable of installing heavy components for offshore wind farms at sea.
The tool hangs in the hook of an existing offshore crane and compensates for the motions of the supply vessel transporting the vulnerable wind turbine components. The HC1100 can hold a suspended load of 1100 tonnes. Iv-Consult was commissioned to design all the mechanical components of this steel lifting tool. The first assignment for this compact heave compensator will take place this year at a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts, USA.