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R&D Tools & Structures offers specialist knowledge and expertise within the areas of design, development and manufacturing of transport and lifting equipment for the wind industry.

We have delivered a wide range of equipment for advanced lifting and handling tasks for some of the leading companies within the wind industry.

Our extensive track record enables us to help you select the most suitable solution; from transport equipment and sea fastening to blade racks and lifting yokes.

Our capabilities

Explore our capabilities within transport and lifting equipment for the wind industry

Offs
Lifting yokes for main components
  • Blades
  • Nacelle
  • Hub
  • Tower
  • Offshore
    Sea fastening

    The system improves the workability for safe transportation of the vessels.

    Offshore
    Blade racks for installation vessel
  • A generic system which can be adapted to fit all blade types.
  • Design base approved by DNV GL.
  • Turnkey delivery
  • Onshore
    Tower transport systems

    The transport system can be used for both transport and storage of towers.

    Onshore
    Blade transport system

    A generic transport solution for both onshore and offshore blades, which can be adapted to fit all blade types.
    The design base is approved by DNV GL.

    Offshore
    Tower transport system

    The transport system can be used for both transport and storage of towers.

    Offshore
    Blade transport system

    A generic transport solution for both onshore and offshore blades, which can be adapted to fit all blade types.
    The design base is approved by DNV GL.

    Cooperation

    We can commence a collaboration which matches your specific requirements and conditions; whether you need access to a wind specialist or development and delivery of a turnkey project.

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    Consultancy

    Our consultancy service can help you increase the value of your project by combining specialised engineers and engineers with broad industry knowledge. This combination will ensure innovative solutions that will add extensive value to your project.
    Our main areas of expertise are:

  • Project management
  • Structural design
  • CAD
  • Norms and standards
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    Engineering package

    By choosing the engineering package, you gain access to a team of engineering experts.
    You can choose to maintain the overall responsibility of the project while our engineers offer their know-how in terms of new solutions or update of existing ones. You can also let us help you develop a course of action, which will help you make the right decisions and execute the project at the right time.

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    Products

    We have developed a number of generic turnkey solutions for transport and installation of wind turbine components. The systems are unique due to their possibilities which allow them to suit different types of components with only minor adjustments required.
    Our transport systems include:

  • Generic blade transport system
  • Generic tower transport system
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    Services

    Due to our wide range of specialised competences within the wind industry, we are able to address the complete handling process of wind turbine components; from manufacturing to installation. We have accumulated these competences into a range of services:
    Cost-out on existing wind turbine components, analysis of the process from manufacturing to installation and optimisation of installation processes.

    For us, the use of external competences has proven to be an extremely cost-effective solution, seeing that R&D’s expertise has produced a solution which significantly reduces our transportation costs

    Alain Akavi
    Managing Director at Coli Schiffahrt & Transport Bremen GmbH

    Generic blade transport system

    As wind turbine blades continue to increase in dimension and proportion, so do the challenges of transporting them from the factory to the final site.

    R&D Tools & Structures has designed a generic transport solution for both onshore and offshore blades, which takes these challenges into account. The transport solution is unique due to its possibilities which allow it to suit all types of blades with only minor adjustments required.

    01

    Dolly

    A flexible solution for the transport of blades with BCD's larger than 2300.
    It is possible to add R&D Tools & Structures' Gooseneck as part of the solution.

    Benefits of using the system:

  • A generic system which can be adapted to fit all types of blades
  • Design base approved by DNV GL
  • Fixed calculation method
  • Only the blade and transport specific data need adjusting
  • Minimised risk of damage during transport, handling and onsite storage
  • No reloading between factory and installation site
  • Turnkey delivery
  • Second to none regarding time to market
  • 02

    Root Stacking

    It can be designed to stack in single, double, triple or quadruple mode.

    Benefits of using the system:

  • A generic system which can be adapted to fit all types of blades
  • Design base approved by DNV GL
  • Fixed calculation method
  • Only the blade and transport specific data need adjusting
  • Minimised risk of damage during transport, handling and onsite storage
  • No reloading between factory and installation site
  • Turnkey delivery
  • Second to none regarding time to market
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    Super-boom system

    A standard solution for the transport of blades with BCD's up to 2800.
    We adjust the trailer to fit your blade design and transport requirements.

    Benefits of using the system:

  • A generic system which can be adapted to fit all types of blades
  • Design base approved by DNV GL
  • Fixed calculation method
  • Only the blade and transport specific data need adjusting
  • Minimised risk of damage during transport, handling and onsite storage
  • No reloading between factory and installation site
  • Turnkey delivery
  • Second to none regarding time to market
  • How can we help you?

    Contact persons
    Søren Kellenberger
    Business Unit Director / Head of Sales - Global
    Torsten Petersen
    Key Account Manager - Global
    Søren Bruun
    Project Director
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