Award winning company at M&CCE Expo
Visitors to the M&CCE Expo and Seawork will no doubt be impressed by the range of solutions offered by TWD.
One solution in particular will appeal to the Wind Farm sector, well represented at Seawork. TWD has developed a new method for the installation of offshore turbines. Usually expensive (Jack Up) installation vessels are required to install towers, nacelles and blades on the pre-installed foundations. High capacity cranes are used for the installation of the towers and nacelles. However, TWD believes that the cranes are actually largely overqualified for the installation of the blades (3 out of 5 lifts per turbine). The company’s floating installation method works in parallel to the tower and nacelle installation vessel resulting in a significant cost reduction.
TWD was started in 2007 by Martijn Koppert and structural engineer, Arie van der Eijk. With experience in marine and offshore projects they identified a gap in the offshore market for the design of temporary works structures for installation projects.
The company now creates custom-designed structures and tools to help perform offshore or heavy civil installation projects, safely and on time.
In late 2014 TWD set up a Naval Engineering department with a team of naval architects. The team delivers independent marine analyses and integrates seamlessly with larger TWD scopes to ensure complete designs for safe offshore project execution.
In June 2017, TWD opened a UK office and the UK team has now designed a revolutionary temporary work system, “the walking piling gate”, winner of the Innovation Award.
TWD now offers proven performance in projects of various and ever-increasing sizes. From seafastening designs of vessel equipment, Monopiles, Transition Pieces and Suction Bucket Jackets to innovative stinger designs for pipe lay vessels or hydraulic Monopile Gripper Frames.