Ferri guarantees the safety of offshore wind farm technicians
Northern Europe's leading offshore wind power companies once again rely on Ferri for the development of sophisticated offshore technician transfer equipment
The harsh conditions in which offshore wind farms operate test the ability of manufacturers to develop customised devices to operate in a hostile environment. The specifications for these vessels and all their elements include demanding safety requirements to guarantee operation with total assurance.
Ferri has designed, manufactured and equipped a customised davit for the Wind of Change, an 84-metre multi-purpose vessel owned by the French shipowner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, which will operate in collaboration with the Danish company specialising in wind energy, Ørsted. The main purpose of the Ferri davit is the launching and recovery of a secondary vessel type IXWORK 40WF for wind farm service and a maximum weight of 12 tonnes.
The device complies with the demanding rules of the LSA code for a dynamic load of up to 2.5 m, although it has been designed to launch and recover four-metre workboats from any other manufacturer.
Among its main features, the davit has a wave compensation system, cradle to support the workboat, guide arms aligned with the side of the vessel to reduce sway, external boom system to aid stabilisation, radio remote control, hydraulic bow restraint outrigger and HPU that operates the recessed door to the highest safety standards thanks to its customised PLC programme developed by Ferri.