Motion compensated platform - BM-Feeder

Barge Master’s BM-Feeder is the solution for feedering the Next Generation Wind Turbines. This motion compensated platform with its scalable payload capacity is capable of feedering all Turbine components, including future generations WTG’s.


The new BM-Feeder platform is based on our existing BM-T700 systems, with a long track record in lifting, drilling and feeder operations.

BM-Feeder spec sheet


The Barge Master BM-Feeder RP compensates at the base of the Turbine components for roll and pitch motions where a heave compensation solution in the hook assists in elimination of the heave motions.  

The motion compensated platform can be mobilized on any U.S. flagged vessel or barge, making it a Jones Act compliant solution.  

The BM-Feeder can operate in sea states of over Hs 2.0 meters, has a payload capacity of 700-1500 tons and will provide an increased workability of 40-60% more uptime during the installation of the turbines.

The motion compensated platform makes your operation safer and very cost efficient.

 

The platform offers four major benefits during your operation:

  •          Enabling controlled hook on
  •          Enabling controlled lift off
  •          Decrease the risk of re-impact
  •          Increase workability

 

 

BM-T700 motion compensated platform

Safe hook on and lift off

This motion compensated feedering offers four major benefits for your operation. It enables a controlled hook on and lift off by the crane of the Installation Jack-Up, by eliminating the vessel motions and keeping the components still.

After lift off it decreases the risk of re-impact, by eliminating the swing motion of the components, which would occur without motion compensation.

The BM-Feeder can operate in sea states of over Hs 2.0 meters; therefore it significantly increases the workability of the operation.

Tower Feeder example storyboard

Step 1: Components are picked up by shore-side crane Step 2: Components are loaded on barge and quick release system is engaged Step 3: Barge is towed to offshore location Step 4: Barge is moored alongside Installation Vessel Step 5: Barge Master seafastening is disengaged Step 6: Operator (remotely) starts compensation of BM-T700 platform to keep tip of tower still Step 7: Crane driver engages heave compensation tool in hook Step 8: Crane connects to tower using lifting tool Step 9: Operator switches to compensation of roll and pitch instead of tip of tower Step 10: Crane operator (remotely) disengages quick release tower seafastening Step 11: Crane operator lifts of tower Step 12: Crane operator moves tower to Installation Vessel
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