Goal: Design a rotation point for the upending of monopiles. The tool had to be designed in such a way that the weight of the pile was not supported on the monopile’s lower edge.
Result: A hinging gripper that can hold the full weight of the monopile. When one of the radial grippers completely fails during the upending process the gripper will still hold the pile and the pile stresses remain acceptable.
Client: IHC Handling Systems vof