/ Motion Compensated Platform

The construction of offshore windfarms in the US is regulated by the Jones Act. The transport of wind turbine components from a US port to the field using an international installation vessel requires the use of a US feeder vessel. Although this is a Jones Act-compliant solution for this kind of logistical challenge, it does require that components need to be lifted from a moving vessel.


Huisman is introducing the Motion Compensated Platform to ensure that components can be transferred quickly and safely from a feeder vessel, without unnecessary delays in interfaces.

Increase workability

Increase workability


The Motion Compensated Platform provides a stable deck area because it counterbalances the effects of vessel motions. This means that lifting heavy components and moving an empty jack-up vessel can be performed in more difficult weather conditions, significantly increasing the operational window.

Maximise operational time

Maximise operational time

By using an offshore rated feeder vessel equipped with a Motion Compensated Platform, installation works can proceed swiftly and safely, without unnecessary delays in interfaces. Maximising the operational time results in a faster delivery of an offshore wind farm. 


Increase safety and product integrity

Increase safety and product integrity

Heavy lifting off the Motion Compensated Platform is carried out in a controlled manner, which safeguards the integrity of the sensitive wind turbine components and ensures the safety of everybody on deck.  

/ features

The dimensions and capacity of the Motion Compensated Platform are optimised for next-generation wind turbines, and are designed to compensate for five degrees of motion of the vessel.

The Motion Compensated Platform can be integrated into the hold of a vessel and aligned with the main deck, making it easy to skid cargo across the platform.

The combination of passive heave compensating cylinders and an active hydraulic system enables efficient and fail-safe compensation

The use of a feeder vessel reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to shuttling back and forth with a jack-up vessel.

The Motion Compensated Platform is designed according to the highest operational standards.

Our proven technology can be tailored to your specific requirements.

/ technical specifications

  • Maximum payload capacity: 1,250 mt
  • Stroke X-Direction: +/- 2 m
  • Stroke Y-Direction: +/- 2 m
  • Stroke Z-Direction: +/- 3 m
  • Rotation around the X-Axis: +/- 5 °
  • Rotation around the Y-Axis: +/- 3 °
  • 5 Degrees of Motion Compensation
  • Typical performance up to Hsig 3m
  • Huisman offers models with a payload capacity of up to 3000mt

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