Meerwind Substation

The inrunner robot for the West of Duddon Sands project was modified and used to cut and lift the pile tops of a substation jacket on the MeerWind wind farm

Project scope
• MeerWind Ost | Noordzee Oost
• Wind farm installation project | N-Sea
• Ultra high pressure abrasive water jet cutting
• Cutting of 4 steel pile tops
• Cutting frame remotely operated
• Lift operation performed by cutting frame
• Video monitoring on the cutting frame


Cutting frame features
• Inrunner type robot
• Squeeze force capacity of 280ton
• Hydraulic pressure loss protection
• Cutting frame with lifting capacity
• Back up safety hooks for lifting


Pile cutting specifications
• 2134mm pile diameter
• 6800mm pile circumference
• 63.5mm wall thickness
• 14m water depth


• In-house cutting frame workflow: 2 weeks
▸▸ design & production
▸▸ assembly & live test
▸▸ mobilisation