This comes after the consortium got awarded with a grant from the Dutch Government, a loan and an investment.
As offshore wind turbines keep getting bigger, new innovations arise to handle the next generation of wind turbine generators. Tetrahedron has come up with a patented novel type of crane design that can lift higher than a conventional luffing boom crane on the same foundation.
This will become apparent as a sky-scraping structure when the prototype will be completed in 2024 in the Netherlands.
The prototype will be built to measure key aspects of the Tetrahedron crane’s structural behavior, verify the design and test its resilience against hot-topic phenoma such as crane-deflection and a sudden loss of load.
Moreover, the full-scale Tetrahedron prototype crane will serve as proof to the wind industry of not needing to build a completely new jackup vessel, the company said.