What is the Combi Lifting Spread?

IQIP’s Combi Lifting Spread (CLS) is comprised of multiple installation tools that can be used on foundation installation projects.

Using the Combi Lifting Spread ensures that fewer people are involved in what can be labour-intensive and high-risk offshore crane operations. In addition to providing a safer offshore working environment, the use of IQIP’s Combi Lifting Spread also allows equipment, such as monopiles and transition pieces, to be placed with fewer crane movements and vertical transits, saving time and reducing wear and tear on cables and sheaves.


How does it work?

Multiple installation tools

The Hydrohammer, Transition Piece Lifting Tool (TPLT), Flange Pile Upending Tool (FPUT) and Integrated Monopile Installer all have interface sockets that connect easily with the Lifting Connector to eliminate conventional shackle and rigging connections.


The Combi Lifting Tool

The main piece

The Combi Lifting Tool is the main piece of the Combi Lifting Spread and is the connection between the crane and tools, replacing a traditional crane hook. One of the key design features on the Combi Lifting Tool is the ring of latches around its center, which slot seamlessly into the corresponding sockets. The latches connect underneath the flange of each socket on the corresponding equipment, which creates a fail-safe lift and allows each tool to be introduced quickly and efficiently.

The Combi Lifting Tool can be fitted with several additional features, such as a global positioning system (GPS) and a video image processing unit (ViP). Once connected to other equipment, the benefits of these features are transferred, allowing crane operators to achieve the highest level of accuracy.

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Why use the Combi Lifting Spread?

Compared to traditional manual connections with crane hooks and installation equipment, which require a team of riggers to use more slings and shackles, the Combi Lifting Spread is proven to increase efficiency by reducing risk, time, materials, and fuel. One of IQIP’s valued clients achieved a 20 percent time saving when installing monopile foundations, which reduced vessel hire time, fuel consumption, and equipment costs.

  • Increases safety by reducing human interference
  • Reduced crane movements and the number of interfaces
  • Less deck space needed
  • Less wear of cables and sheaves


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Frequent Asked Questions

Is Combi Lifting Spread suitable for my project?

Whether you are active in Offshore Wind & Renewables or Oil & Gas market, safety practices are always considered as the utmost importance during your installation projects. By requiring less human intervention and optimising the critical path of operation, the Combi Lifting Spread could help you achieve the best results with on-board safety and efficient installation window. We are dedicated to offering you the best solutions, with our guaranteed expertise and innovative equipment!

For a tailored advice do not hesitate to contact us!

We know that your projects take place in challenging environments globally, and sometimes, you need the support and guidance of a partner. That’s why we are here to support you. We provide high-quality services all around the world with personal assistance through our 24/7 service for all our customers. It doesn’t matter what environment you’re working in, or where your project is located, we will be ready to help you and offer you a solution. This means that in case of a breakdown, our service team will be ready to provide you with the most appropriate solution.

Yes, we do! For more information, please have a look at our spare parts page.

Let’s build together and work on your next project

IQIP strives for safer and environmentally friendlier operations, which can be achieved through our continuous improvement approach. Let’s build together and install your foundations efficiently, cost-effective and safely. We can support you during your project by delivering our Combi Lifting Spread and provide the attached services. Besides that, our Advisory Services can give you advice on the most suitable approach of installation with the Combi Lifting Spread. Do you want more information? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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