Prized Windgrip system
The Windgrip system was developed and patented by Windcat Workboats, the joint-venture partner of FWOL. It offers great advantages for the CTVs in regards to accessibility of turbines, efficiency and flexibility.
The strong and efficient transfer system incorporates many safety and failure protection mechanisms. It wraps around the boat landing and increases the bollard push on the turbines up to 9 tonnes. This enables a safe transfer even with higher swells. Experiences that are made on the 29 ships that are equipped with the Windgrip system already show, that thus around 300 litres of fuel can be saved per day. As a matter of fact, the Windgrip system received the "Renewable UK Health and Safety Award" in 2016.