The Mammoet team works around the clock on the Aeolus completion. Each of the four lifts were prepared overnight, and where possible the load was attached ready. In daylight, the team, led by project manager Remco Zandstra, works on its individual installation tasks.
After the four jack-up legs of Aeolus are installed, industrial divers affix the spud cans, also known as elephant feet. These ensure that the Aeolus subsequently stands firmly on the seabed.
After just one week, all four jack-up legs of the specialist vessel are installed. An important reason behind the rapid success: the efficient installation by the LR 13000. "The crane can be set up like a larger LR 11350," explains crane operator Jouke Bruin. Project Manager Zandstra adds: "The rapid set-up time and the high safety standards indicate that Liebherr has incorporated its vast experience with crawler cranes into this machine."