Eager.one has been contracted by Van Oord to provide a new type of anode cage installation tool.
The anode cage will be installed over monopile from Van Oord’s floating vessel Svanen.
The challenge presented to the Eager.one team was to design an installation aid that can install the anode cage over the monopile, while preventing collision between the two.
Based on the requirements the company has designed and constructed the Anode Cage Installation Aid (ACIA).
Installing the anode cage directly over the monopile is not possible due to the motions of the vessel and marginal tolerances. Therefore the ACIA, with the anode cage connected to it, will first be lifted onto the monopile.
The Factory Acceptance Test has been completed in the second week of January. The ACIA will now be prepared for transport to the onshore harbor for commissioning and training of the Van Oord operational crew.