Upender and gangway design for an Adwen offshore project

Upender and gangway for an offshore project

Today we present you our last on demand solution, a useful upender or tilter and a gangway for an offshore project of the company Adwen.

Adwen needed a lifting equipment to assemble a part of the JV8-170 / JV8-180 wind turbine drive train, also known as MSA.

Airpes is responsible of the design, manufacturing and testing of this upender as well as the gangway that will assemble those different parts of the MSA.

The gangway is fully designed to assemble the MSA at ground level, so it can be used as a work table.

The 2 phases of tilter assembly

The process of assembling each part of the wind turbines’ drive train has two phases, with two main elements:

  • Turning of the bearing housing: the parts are supported on the structure horizontally
  • Hollow shaft: the shaft is installed horizontally and rises about 90 degrees.

After vertical assembly, the assembly process is carried out horizontally, with the following sub-structures: the coupler, the multiplier and, finally, the generator.

Equip your company with Airpes’ lifting and weighing systems


At Airpes we design on demand solutions for our clients. We meet with you, we listen to your ideas, we study your project and present you the personalized proposal that best fits your needs. Meet our weighing, handling and lifting equipment and discover how we can help you to work optimally and safely.

Do not hesitate and contact Airpes. Ask us for a quote. we adapt to your situation and together we will find the solution that saves more time and money to your company, and helps you to be more efficient and effective.