Pacific Osprey tests new lifting gear
Load tests of the new crane boom on Pacific Osprey have started, Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) said.
The installation of the jack-up’s new crane boom started in the Port of Esbjerg earlier this month.
The reeving of the main hook was completed last Friday, and on Saturday, the boom was lowered into the boom rest, SBO said.
The load tests started on Tuesday, 28 April, with a 825-tonne lift at a 50 metre outreach.
On Wednesday, SBO performed a 1210-tonne load test with the vessel afloat. The entire load testing process should be complete by the end of the week, the company said.
With its upgraded crane boom, Pacific Osprey will be capable of handling four SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbines per loadout, five MHI Vestas V164-10.0 MW or V174-9.5 MW units, and three GE Haliade-X 12 MW turbines per loadout.
In January 2020, SBO and Vattenfall signed the final contract under which Pacific Osprey will transport and install up to 140 of Siemens Gamesa’s SG 11.0-193 DD wind turbines on the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 wind farms in the Netherlands.