Maxccess Wind Turbine Access System makes its exhibition debut
OSBIT Power is pleased to announce that the first MaXccess wind turbine access system will be on display at Seawork 2011 on the OP stand (Q27).
OP developed MaXccess to overcome the disadvantages of the current system in which safe, cost-effective and efficient transfers are a significant challenge. It does this by restraining vertical bow movement, while allowing pitch, roll and yaw.
It can also sustain much higher vertical loads without the bow moving, when compared to ‘bump and jump’ technology currently used. It allows for safe operation in higher sea states.
“We held a preview of the system at Port of Tyne on 9 June, prior to shipping the system to Southampton for Seawork 2011,” explains Dr Tony Trapp, CEO of OSBIT Power. Feedback was highly encouraging, some of the comments we logged included: – ‘Very professional piece of equipment – compact and looks like it will do the job!’ – ‘Ground-breaking’ – ‘A genuine piece of disruptive technology’ – ‘Our power cable installation has to stop when the tower teams can’t get to work,
this new technology could have a huge impact on the bottom line of our operations’ – ‘I was in London at a conference supported by The Crown Estate, Siemens, Dong and other big players in the industry, everyone was calling for better access –MaXccess could be really significant’ Dr Trapp continues: “This certainly augurs well for Seawork. We are looking forward to sharing MaXccess to thousands of visitors, and showcasing its value in increasing offshore wind industry safety levels.
We announced our plans in summer 2010, setting out a schedule for design and production. We are proud to have achieved all our objectives – OSBIT (On Spec, Budget In Time) – we now eagerly await feedback from users of the system.”
Full scale trials were completed in a large wave tank last December. Video clips can be viewed at www.osbitpower.com. OSBIT Power will also be exhibiting at RUK’s Offshore Wind 2011 in Liverpool 29-30 June www.renewable-uk.com/events.