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Too windy to work? High Wind’s technologies help you safely lift offshore wind turbine components at higher wind speeds

Reduce installation costs

Reduce installation costs

More uptime

More uptime

Reduce financing risk

Reduce financing risk

Discover the High Wind Solution

The Boom Lock

The Boom Lock© is an intelligent guidance system that allows an offshore crane to install wind turbine components at wind speeds that were previously impossible to work in. Capable of lifting multi-MW turbine blades in 15m/s winds, the Boom Lock system allows complete control over the hoisted load during the lifting process.

Control the load
Available for all turbine manufacturers, contractors and jack-up owners, the Boom Lock is specially designed equipment that can be mounted on any jack-up vessel crane. It provides maximum control of the crane hook and load – such as a turbine blade, nacelle or tower section – during the lifting process.

Tried and tested
The first Boom Lock was completed in January 2015 and undertook extensive testing at the REBO site in the port of Ostend. Here, it outperformed the design specification by keeping a 6MW turbine blade steady in wind gusts of up to 20 m/s.

In its first major offshore turbine installation project, a Boom Lock system was used in installing 15 MHI Vestas V112 3.3MW wind turbines at Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats Extension.

Boom Lock is certified by ABS to lift turbine components at a 20m/s wind speed, and tests with a 6MW turbine blade proved its capability of lifting blades safely at 15m/s wind speed with gusts up to 20m/s.

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Recent news

Visit High Wind at Wind Energy Hamburg 2016

High Wind will be exhibiting at the Wind Energy Hamburg event 27 – 30 September 2016. Beat the high winds High Wind has developed a unique intelligent guidance system – the Boom Lock – that allows an offshore crane to install wind turbine components at high wind speeds. Built to help reduce weather downtime during installation, the […]

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Safe lifting of the industry’s longest offshore blades

The Boom Lock© system by High Wind increases wind limits and accelerates installation processes of increasingly larger wind turbine components. LM Wind Power and Adwen announced earlier this week the world’s longest blade, an 88.4-metre blade specifically designed for Adwen’s 8MW turbine. LM Wind Power’s CEO Marc de Jong called it an extraordinary example of […]

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The High Wind paradox

The installation of offshore wind farms has become more difficult than ever. To generate electricity, offshore wind turbines need to be installed in locations where high wind speeds are prevalent. Yet as turbine blades grow in size, better guidance systems and good weather conditions are needed for efficient installation.

The Boom Lock provides a unique opportunity to manage this paradox – enabling fast, efficient and safe lifting in all weather conditions.

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