Let’s make connections safer.
Installation of conventional heavy loaded bolted L-flanges, such as those found at the interface between monopiles and transition pieces and between foundations and towers is at odds with the HSE regulations on maximum allowable weights to be lifted. Bolt assemblies are often above the allowable weight limit as are the tools that are required to torque or tension them. In many cases workers are present below suspended loads for the alignment of the bolt holes which is inherently unsafe.
The C1 Wedge Connection™ addresses these issues by keeping all components and tools below the allowable safe weight limits, ensuring safe and fast installation. The alignment of the C1 Wedge Connection™ does not require any people below suspended or hooked-on loads and no lifting of components is needed. All fasteners can be preplaced on the connection and pushed in radially once the tower has been securely quick-connected to the foundation. This makes the C1 Wedge Connection™ the safe alternative for heavy loaded bolted connections.