ENABL, that offers a wide range of production and site solutions for the wind turbine industry, has just installed the system called Tagline Master 43kN on Mammoet's PTC210-DS ring crane.
The Dutch company, Mammoet - the world's largest specialist transport and heavy lifting company - offers solutions for lifting, transport, installation and decommissioning of projects ranging from large heavy units to smaller structures. The ring crane, which is one of the world's largest onshore cranes, is currently located at Mammoet's European headquarters in Schiedam.
The Tagline Master System securely attaches to the ring crane, eliminating the need for dependence on the surroundings and allowing the taglines to seamlessly follow the movements of the ring crane. This advancement leads to significantly improved and better-controlled lifting operations, reduced downtime, lower costs with only one operator compared to a bigger team, and enhanced safety – even at high wind speeds.
In the fall of 2023, Mammoet is supporting Cadeler’s jack-up vessels Wind Orca and Wind Osprey, preparing them to install next-generation offshore wind turbines by mounting a high-capacity leg crane in a unique cooperation with GustoMSC. Mammoet’s ring crane will be used for the removal of the current cranes onboard the vessels and to install the new leg cranes.
Partnership with Mammoet
ENABL and Mammoet have been cooperating for some time regarding ENABL’s Tagline Master System. ENABL provided system specifications, discussing the ideal placement on the ring crane considering our expertise in the wind industry.
Mammoet designed and produced the interface for the placement of the Tagline Master System. ENABL’s technicians and supervisors handled the commissioning and operator training, including theoretical and practical training.
Mammoet was provided with a Tagline Master System for rental, allowing them to test the system on the ring crane before making an investment.
Mammoet’s Project Manager Rutger Beelen says the following about the Tagline Master System:
"The system enables us to safely control loads whilst having a minimum impact on the project site itself. Due to its small footprint, it can be installed on the crane itself. It is a user-friendly system, and the remote control gives the possibility of operating the system at height during removal and installation."
Benefits of Using the ENABL Tagline Master System
Our wind industry customers have used the proven and patented Tagline Master System for more than 10 years, and numerous systems are in operation worldwide. Customers appreciate the ability of the system to ensure controlled and safe lifting operations, even at high wind speeds.
Dan Albjerg, Operation Manager at ENABL, says: “The collaboration with Mammoet has been exciting. I am thrilled to bring our experience with our Tagline Master Systems from the wind industry to the lifting operations using the ring crane. It is truly a joint venture project benefiting both parties.”
“With the Tagline Master System, Mammoet will be able to lift loads at higher wind speed, so they can simply speed up processes due to optimization. Why not leverage all the advantages of the system for ring crane operations in general, such as increased operation speed, automatic control, single-operator functionality, load rotation, and increased safety,” Dan concludes.