The Windserver have a Soft Bow, which is an active impact reducing fender system that is build into the hull of the Windserver. The Soft Bow is developed because there is a high demand for reducing the rough impact load on the WTG. The larger vessels you have, the more load you put on the WTG. Therefore it was a necessarity to develop a system to reduce this load impact.
The Soft Bow is reducing the load impact on the WTG by up to 50% and thereby keeping the landing load within the manufactures limitations of the boat landings.
The ships’ Soft Bow system is a hydraulic buffering system which known from the train industry. It is a fully automatic system and it logs all the data, which allows our staff to learn from different approach situations.