During the first quarter of 2017, the TDD endured vigorous trials and tests at EON’s ‘Scroby Sands Offshore Wind farm’ together with vessel owners / operators Iceni Marine Services. The device was installed to vessel ‘Iceni Courage’ (South Cat 15 meter) by vessel builders ‘Alicat Workboats’, integrated and powered by hydraulic specialists ‘Hercules Hydraulics’ in Great Yarmouth, UK.
By the end of stage trials, the TDD outperformed expectations from all parties involved. A wave rider buoy issued by the OWA was deployed to provide accurate feedback and was followed by a thorough trials program carried out by Carbon Trust members.
Results from the OWA trials demonstrated that the TDD could hold its pivoting jaws with negligible vertical movement in wave heights of up to 2.7 meters. Sea states included seas from ahead, astern and a beam. This achievement was deemed ‘outstanding’ by OWA partners which reinforces the team’s belief that an innovative access / transfer system can improve and conduct safer transfers at sea, even in challenging conditions with wave heights of up to 3.1 meters with a CTV as little as 15 meters in length.
We believe the TDD will change the future of offshore transfers…
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