Ship management company V.Group has won a contract from Shanghai-based Boqiang Heavy Industry Group to project manage a newbuild wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV)
Under the contract, SeaTec, V.Group’s provider of marine technical services, will provide project management, plan approval and site supervision services.
The next-generation model 3060-WTIV-series vessel works in water depths of 65 m and is designed to work in the North Sea and other European areas. It will be equipped with a fully electrical-driven giant crane supplied by Husiman with a lifting capacity of 2,200 tonnes and comes with a rack and pinion jacking system and DP2 system. It will be capable of installing turbines of up to 20 MW.
SeaTec managing director Alessandro Ciocchi said, “As the world continues to transition towards greener energies, offshore wind power generation becomes increasingly important as one of the future key energy sources. SeaTec will continue to play a strategic role in the energy transformation, and we are therefore humbled by the selection to manage this energy-efficient vessel with a range of climate-friendly features. This is a world-class vessel, designed to operate under rough sea conditions, with specific technical needs the SeaTec team are well placed to meet.”
“We are delighted to have been selected as a trusted partner of the Boqiang Heavy Industry Group and see the award as a testament to the experience and expertise of the SeaTec team. We are proud to play a part in servicing vessels which will play a vital role in fulfilling the growing demand for offshore wind construction.”
The vessel is being built by CIMC Raffles and will be delivered in the Q1 2023.
Asia is seeing a number of wind energy projects. This month MunmuBaram, a joint venture between Shell Overseas Investment and CoensHexicon Co Ltd, has confirmed plans to develop and operate a 1.4-GW floating offshore wind project off the southeast coast of South Korea.
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