Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract for propulsion solutions for an offshore installation vessel being built at CSBC shipyard in Taiwan for the joint-venture company CDWE (CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering).
CDWE, Taiwan’s first offshore wind EPCI contractor, was established in February 2019 by CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan, and DEME Offshore.
The vessel is the largest of its type to be built at CSBC. Green Jade will operate primarily in Japan but also in the wider Asia Pacific offshore wind market.
The contract includes four Wärtsilä 46DF and two Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines, as well as transverse and steerable thrusters, a DP3 solution, navigation system, and selective catalytic reduction systems for emissions abatement. The company will also provide site supervision services.
The equipment is scheduled to be delivered during 2021 and the ship is expected to begin operations in the Taiwan Straits in 2023.
It will help boost Taiwan’s wind-power capacity, thereby aiding the government’s programme to achieve a 20% share of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.
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