Custom engineering solution for offshore wind farm installation


Our customer, a world-leader in wind energy, required a means of removing weld protrusions from the inside of j-tubes on installed wind turbine generator jackets.

As the cable installation vessel was due to shortly commence cable pull, the time for designing and manufacturing a solution and then mobilising it was extremely limited.


Using our extensive in-house expertise and rapid response capability, we designed, manufactured and successfully tested a custom tooling solution for honing the internal bore of the j-tube within four weeks of order confirmation.

▪ Fully integrated solution

▪ Robust abrasive disks

▪ Remote controlled tool operation

▪ Monitoring of tool elevation

▪ Real time video monitoring of process

▪ Full system FAT test prior to mobilsation

Benefits and value

From initial concept to offshore mobilisation within a 4 week period, minimising project delays and associated costs for the customer.

Ashtead Technology provided a fully integrated service supply including the design, test, mobilisation and provision of offshore operation personnel helping to reducing overall project cost.

Single-sourced through Ashtead Technology to minimise project interfaces and overall risk to the customer.