Alexandria, Dec. 5 -- Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received a patent for lifting apparatus for an offshore wind turbine. This invention was developed by Kjaer Blaabjerg Hans, Gagein Amandeep and Smedegaard Thomas.
The patent application number is US202016774120 20200128. The patent publication number is US11512680 (B2). International Patent Classification codes are B66D3/18, F03D13/10 and F03D13/25. Cooperative Patent Classification codes are B66D3/18 (US), F03D13/00 (EP), F03D13/10 (US), F03D13/25 (EP, CN, US), F03D80/00 (CN), F03D80/88 (EP), F05B2230/60 (EP), F05B2240/912 (EP), F05B2240/95 (EP), Y02E10/72 (EP), Y02E10/727 (EP) and Y02P70/50 (EP).
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released an abstract on the patent. The abstract reads, "An offshore wind turbine including a tower, a transition piece and a lifting apparatus for operating a lift inside the wind turbine is provided. The tower includes an inner platform at the bottom end of the tower. The transition piece includes a hang-off platform. The lifting apparatus includes a plurality of wires, a plurality of tensioners, one or more brackets attached to the inner platform and movable between at least a first operative configuration in which the plurality of tensioners are attached to the one or more brackets and the lift is movable from the first station at the inner platform towards the upper end of the tower, a second retracted configuration in which one or more brackets allows the lift to move between the first and the second station, the plurality of tensioners being attached to the hang-off platform."