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Engie Fabricom award Davit Crane contract to Granada for two offshore wind farm substations

Engie Fabricom has awarded a significant contract to Granada Material Handling to design, manufacture and commission five davit crane units for use on two substations, including the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm. Each of the Granada Python crane units has been specifically designed for each offshore wind farm and the challenging marine environment in which it will operate. One Python crane unit will be fitted to each of the five Jacket Foundation platforms.

Mark Sidwell, director of Granada Material Handling Ltd, comments:

“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded two further prestigious UK wind farm projects. Securing this contract has been a real team effort by the Granada Renewable product and service division. The contract is great news for Granada and our UK based supply chain. Granada has ambitious plans for this market sector and having supplied over 1000 offshore davits is the UK’s leading offshore wind farm davit crane supplier.”

Granada Material Handling Ltd has been contracted to design, supply, third party certify and commission five individual crane units. Each Python crane unit measures approximately four meters in height, five meters in radius, and weighs approximately 2000kgs. The maximum lifting capacity of 1800kgs is needed to hoist the heavier serviceable components from the supply vessel to the laydown area on the platforms of the Jacket type foundations. The crane units have been specifically designed with an emphasis on health & safety and the operator’s needs, and are a design unique to Granada Material Handling.

The company is already now looking to place orders and sub-contract specialist areas of work to other UK businesses, and will deliver the crane units over a six-month period.