Collaborative success as ALE and Conbit reach half-way milestone on world’s largest wind farm project

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As part of a collaborative scope for one of the biggest offshore wind farms in the world, ALE and their Conbit operation have reached the half-way milestone for the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out and ballasting of over 100 transition pieces (TPs) for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One.

Utilising its innovative equipment and structural engineering expertise, ALE has been able to find a safer and more cost-effective heavy transport solution.

ALE has been contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering as well as the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out and ballasting of over 100 transition pieces (TPs) for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One.

For the structural engineering, the Conbit team performed the structural integrity and sea fastening calculations of the grillages on the barge deck of the SARAH S barge – ALE’s latest marine investment.

For the storage at the quay, Conbit designed monopile cradles. These were specifically optimised to reduce costs, as the need for welding works is reduced.

“This project demonstrates our ability to offer the full, specialist marine scope of work. From utilising our internal expertise and engineering unique solutions, to offering an extensive fleet and operative skills, we can manage the complete project,” explains Steve Small, Commercial Manager – Marine.

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