SENSEWind has awarded the manufacturing contract to Glasgow-based Caley Ocean Systems, part of innovative engineering solutions provider Pryme Group, for the manufacture and testing of the revolutionary SENSE carriage system for its 2MW demonstrator project. The carriage will install both tower sections and the rotor nacelle assembly. SENSE is designed to install and service large wind turbines without specialist large cranes. It can be used across onshore and offshore, fixed, and floating wind projects, and is scalable to be compatible with any size of turbine. The demonstrator will be commissioned in early 2024.
“This is it! The design is complete and now we start to manufacture. The contract signing is a noteworthy step forward for SENSEWind as we bring this game-changing technology to the global wind sector,” said Julian Brown, Board Chair at SENSEWind. “We’re delighted to be partnering with Caley, an industry leader in lifting and handling systems, and look forward to seeing the SENSE carriage come to life. The UK supply chain is stepping up and delivering!”
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with SENSEWind to bring their revolutionary technology to life in our Glasgow, Scotland facilities” said Simon Wain, Managing Director of Caley Ocean Systems. “Caley is a proudly Scottish Engineering company at the global forefront of innovation for mechanical handling systems in renewable energy, with technologies spanning OWF equipment for installation, cable handling, load monitoring and lifting systems.”
With SENSEWind and Caley agreeing to terms, the SENSE system remains on track for deployment at the 2 MW onshore demonstration project with construction scheduled to begin in Q1 2024.