Crosby|Feubo has designed, manufactured and tested long-term mooring shackles for a floating offshore wind turbine project.

On behalf of a European client, under-the-jib equipment and rigging specialist Crosby provided the chain accessories in addition to extensive in-house machining and testing, in a three-month window.

The company noted that the order is just one recent example of how its products are able to support the renewable energy sector. Crosby’s range includes plate clamps, pipe hooks and shackles used during monopile fabrication; shackles for topside and subsea lifts; and load cells utilised for inspection of installed equipment.

The Crosby/Feubo brand also added the high fatigue-life shackle – the HFL Kenter – to its product portfolio, specifically designed for the wind energy market. As HLPFI reported here, the HFL Kenter shackle incorporates design improvements on the Crosby|Feubo NDur Link – an accessory used for temporary and mobile mooring applications such as rigging and anchoring offshore platforms or vessels.

Richard Berg, business development manager at Crosby Group, said: “We recognise the importance of offshore wind in the renewable energy transition and we are well positioned to support OEMs, contractors and channel partners with our wide and deep portfolio of lifting, rigging and mooring hardware and expertise through our marketing leading Crosby, Gunnebo Industries, Straightpoint and Feubo brands.”