Towing and lifting beam

Project Description

Goal: Design a tilting mechanism for the existing IHC 600t Pile Upending Frames while making as little modifications to the existing structure as possible.

Result: A simple tilting mechanism (shown in yellow) driven by one hydraulic cylinder was added to the existing structure. The new tilting mechanism provides massive time savings during offshore operations.
The upending frames are used to upend very long and large diameter piles after which these piles are used in offshore foundations. The tilting mechanism makes it easy to bring the Pile Upending Frame back to horizontal after a pile has been lifted away vertically.

Project Details

Client: IHC Handling Systems vof

Year: 2013