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Seasight Solutions Announces Major Sale of 15 Autonomous Positioning Systems to ENERCON GmbH, one of Europe’s Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers

Seasight Solutions is thrilled to announce a significant cooperation with global manufacturer of wind turbines, ENERCON GmbH.

The successful testing of two Autonomous Positioning System (APS) by ENERCON paved the way for this momentous cooperation, demonstrating the tool’s ability to optimize operations and enhance safety during wind turbine installations.

This new partnership marks a significant milestone for both companies and strengthens the collaboration between Seasight Solutions and ENERCON.

It’s been a great pleasure working with Seasight Solutions on this project and we are looking forward to the continued collaboration,” says Regional Category Manager at ENERCON, Marco Hinrichs.

I am thrilled to announce a landmark achievement – the sale of 15 state-of-the-art Autonomous Positioning Systems to ENERCON GmbH, a pioneer in the wind turbine manufacturing industry. This significant transaction not only underscores the cutting-edge technology we offer but also solidifies our commitment to fostering solutions that promote safety on wind farms around the world,” elaborates Anders Karlsson, Head of Sales at Seasight Solutions.

The Autonomous Positioning System – optimizing operations and improving safety

The Autonomous Positioning System (APS) developed by Seasight Solutions is a cutting-edge multifunctional tool designed to revolutionize safety and efficiency during lifting operations, for example during the installation of wind turbine blades and other major components.

Unlike traditional hand-held taglines, the APS allows precise installation and control of even the largest workpieces in mid-air. With close to a thousand components installed worldwide, the APS has garnered widespread acclaim for its reliability, functionality, and practical design.

Key features of the APS include:

  • Safety First: The APS significantly reduces the risk of accidents during lifting operations, enhancing overall safety at job sites.
  • Efficiency Boost: By streamlining workpiece positioning, the APS improves efficiency across various industries.
  • High Wind Tolerance: The system’s robust design ensures reliable performance even in challenging wind conditions.

ENERCON’s Pioneering Spirit

As a pioneer of wind energy technology and a partner of the energy transition, ENERCON specialises in the turbine and technology development, production, sales and servicing of onshore wind turbines. Pursuing its mission of ‘Energy for the world’, ENERCON has driven sustainable energy generation from onshore wind since 1984. Thanks to its innovative wind turbine technology, high quality standards and a total installed power of more than 61 GW, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers. Around 13,000 people work at administrative, sales, production and service locations worldwide for the wind turbine manufacturer with headquarters in Aurich (Germany).

A Perfect Match: ENERCON and Seasight Solutions

ENERCON’s commitment to innovation aligns seamlessly with Seasight Solutions’ mission to create intelligent and customized tools for industry leaders. The successful testing of two APS systems by ENERCON paved the way for this momentous collaboration. Now, with ENERCON’s order for 15 more APS units, Seasight Solutions is proud to contribute to ENERCON’s continued success.

For more information about the Autonomous Positioning System please contact Seasight Solutions’ Head of Sales: Anders Karlsson, aka@seasightsolutions.com, phone: +45 4188 4965.

Seasight Solutions becomes member of DI Forsvar & Sikkerhed

Hvide Sande, Denmark – Seasight Solutions has become a member of DI Forsvar & Sikkerhed, Denmark’s premier branch association for defense, space, and security industries.

Pioneering Innovation

With over 25 years of engineering expertise, Seasight Solutions has developed cutting-edge solutions for various industries worldwide. Notably, our world-leading davit cranes and the innovative Autonomous Positioning System have set new standards in engineering and automation. As a member of DI Forsvar & Sikkerhed, we aim to be the go-to partner for steel and aluminum construction such as air force maintenance platforms, ladders and bridges, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Defense Initiatives

In 2023, Seasight Solutions joined Lockheed Martin’s Product Support Provider Network for ground support equipment. This milestone reflects our expertise and highlights the role Danish firms play in major defense projects. Collaborating with Lockheed Martin and fellow Danish companies within the PSP Network, we are committed to enhancing Denmark’s safety and security.

“We’re thrilled to earn recognition from Lockheed Martin. Helping the air force servicing the F-35 fighter jets, a key element of Danish air defense, allows us to showcase our commitment and expertise in ground support equipment,” says Thomas Halkjær Kristensen, CEO of Seasight Solutions.

About DI Forsvar & Sikkerhed

DI Forsvar & Sikkerhed (FOS) is Denmark’s branch association for the defense, space, and security industries. As an integrated part of The Confederation of Danish Industries, FOS draws on a broad scope of competences both within and outside the defense sector. Their mission is to promote cross-societal solutions and support companies in this field.

Visit Seasight Solutions’ member profile at DI Forsvar & Sikkerhed.

Upgrade of Multi Blade Installers to accomodate new Generation of Wind Turbine Blades

In a move that reflects the growing trend of sustainability in the wind energy sector, Seasight Solutions is embarking on a project to upgrade Multi Blade Installers (MBIs).

Originally constructed to handle blades weighing up to 16 tons, these MBIs are being retrofitted to accommodate the new generation of heavier wind turbine blades, capable of reaching up to 29 tons – thus extending their lifespan considerably.

Extending the life of existing equipment

With a production count exceeding 340 units, this upgrade of existing blade grippers underscores our commitment to advancing renewable energy technologies. The initiative is not just about keeping pace with the increasing size of wind turbines; it’s a testament to our commitment to recycling and sustainability.

Instead of building entirely new installers, we have chosen to adapt and extend the life of existing equipment. This approach not only conserves resources but also reduces waste, aligning with global efforts to promote a more circular economy in the wind energy industry.

Innovation and sustainablily can go hand-in-hand

The upgraded MBIs will ensure that Seasight Solutions remains at the forefront of the wind energy market, ready to meet the demands of installing the next generation of colossal wind turbine blades, while also playing a role in the movement towards more sustainable industrial practices.

By upgrading the MBIs, Seasight Solutions A/S is setting a precedent for the rest of the industry, demonstrating that innovation can go hand-in-hand with environmental responsibility. This strategic decision not only enhances the operational capabilities of the equipment but also showcases our dedication to a greener future.

Seasight Solutions first introduced the blade gripper in 2013, designed specifically for the V112 (16 tons). With the recent upgrade to 29 tons, it now boasts the capacity to handle the V172, solidifying its position as the versatile lifting yoke capable of accommodating a wide range of blade sizes – from the V90 to the V172.

Seasight Solutions launches the new Adaptive Ladder Hanger for Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance

In an advancement for offshore wind turbine maintenance, Seasight Solutions has launched its latest innovation, the Adaptive Ladder Hanger. This new product promises to enhance the way maintenance operations are conducted on offshore wind turbine Transition Pieces (TPs).

The Adaptive Ladder Hanger stands out with its remarkable capability to carry loads of up to 200 kg, while itself maintaining a feather-light weight of just 7.8 kg. This exceptional feature allows a single operator to handle the device with ease, ensuring a swift and efficient setup process. With just three simple steps, the hanger securely locks onto the ladder, signaling it is ready for action.

This innovative tool is not only a boon during regular maintenance routines but also serves as a reliable solution in various challenging scenarios, such as:

  • When hoisting equipment is unavailable or malfunctioning.
  • In the event of a breakdown.
  • During times when there is a lack of power on the TP.

An indispensable part of the offshore wind turbine maintenance toolkit

Moreover, the Adaptive Ladder Hanger proves to be an invaluable asset during the turbine erection phase, showcasing its versatility across different stages of turbine life.

Designed to facilitate the hoisting of a wide range of items, including installation and maintenance tools, auxiliary equipment, and any supplementary tools, the Adaptive Ladder Hanger is set to become an indispensable part of the offshore wind turbine maintenance toolkit.

Seasight Solutions’ commitment to innovation and practical design is evident in this product, which is poised to enhance safety, efficiency, and convenience for operators working in the demanding offshore environment.

Seasight Solutions Joins Lockheed Martin’s Product Support Provider Network

Seasight Solutions is proud to announce that we are now part of the prestigious Product Support Provider Network (PSPn) for ground support equipment under Lockheed Martin.

This partnership marks a significant step for Seasight Solutions and underscores our commitment to supporting Denmark’s defense sector.

“It is an honor for Seasight Solutions to be recognized by Lockheed Martin and to have the opportunity to contribute to the maintenance of the F-35 fighter jets, which are the cornerstone of Danish air defense,” says Thomas Halkjær Kristensen, CEO of Seasight Solutions. “Our team looks forward to applying our specialized skills and in-depth knowledge within steel and aluminum construction to ensure that Denmark’s fighter jets are ready and in top condition.”

This milestone is not only a recognition of Seasight Solutions’ competencies but also a testament to Danish companies’ ability to play a central role in global defense projects. We are excited to work together with Lockheed Martin and the other Danish companies in the PSPn to strengthen Denmark’s defense capabilities and contribute to the security of our nation and allies.

About Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company primarily engaged in the research, design, development, manufacturing, integration, and maintenance of technology systems, products, and services.