Cortland Delivers Rope Slings for Norther Ops
Cortland has provided synthetic rope slings for the Norther offshore wind project in Belgium to support the lifting of monopiles, transition pieces and turbines.
The lifting and rigging equipment included seven Selantic slings of 20m, 40m and 60m, with respective capacities of 2,500t, 1,900t and 2,000t, and three Plasma grommet slings.
According to Cortland, the synthetic rope slings saved considerable time if compared to conventional wire rope and the installation was completed in a matter of hours instead of taking the whole day.
The project also marks one of Cortland’s largest orders to date, the company said.
“Delivering one of our largest orders to date was an exciting challenge taken on by the team,” said Cortland’s European Sales Leader, Wilco van Zonneveld.
“Synthetics are currently being used on wind farms at North Sea sites in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. Reducing risk during lifting operations is a critical priority across industries, including construction, oil and gas and renewables.”
Norther will comprise 44 V164 8.4MW turbines installed some 22km from the coast of Zeebrugge. The 370MW offshore wind farm delivered first power to the Belgian grid at the end of February.