After signing an early works agreement in April 2020, CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has taken a final investment decision to construct Green Jade, a DP3 class dynamic positioning heavy lift and installation vessel. The vessel is to be built in Taiwan
CDWE said Green Jade will combine a high loading capacity with the ability to lift loads to the heights now demanded for offshore wind installation work and green technology that will ensure the ship is environmentally friendly when in operation. The vessel will have a crane with a capacity of 4,000 tonnes.
The new vessel will be built at CSBC in Kaohsiung and is due to be delivered in 2022. Once in service, it will operate under the Taiwanese flag and support the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific region.
CDWE, Taiwan’s first offshore wind EPCI contractor, was established at the end of 2018 by CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan, and DEME Offshore.
The new vessel will be able to transport the heaviest monopiles, jackets, wind turbine components and structures in a single shipment.
Once completed, Green Jade will be used for the Hai Long offshore wind project and on behalf of Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office for the Zhong Neg offshore windfarm.
CDWE signed Taiwan’s first comprehensive, large-scale balance of plant preferred supplier agreement for the Hai Long project in October 2019. Working on behalf of Zhong Neng, it will transport and install foundations. The company also has a preferred bidder agreement for transporting and installing wind turbines for the project.
CDWE chairman Robert Tseng said “With Green Jade we will be uniquely positioned to meet the future requirements of our customers and the trend towards larger capacity turbines and larger projects which deliver energy at lower costs.
“Green Jade will be capable of installing mega-monopiles and jacket structures in deep water. With DP3 technology this offshore installation vessel can continue operations under the most challenging conditions.”
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