CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has held a strike steel ceremony in Taiwan to mark work officially beginning on its installation vessel Green Jade.
Green Jade is the first floating DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan and she will sail under the Taiwanese flag.
The vessel will feature a combination of high transport and load capacity, lifting heights and green technology.
It has a has a 4000-tonne crane capacity and DP3 capability, which will enable CDWE and its customers to transport a multitude of the next generation, multi-megawatt turbines, jackets and components in a single shipment.
Set to enter service in 2022, Green Jade will be deployed for both the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project and at Zhong Neng for Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office.
CDWE signed Taiwan’s first comprehensive, large-scale balance of plant preferred supplier agreement with Hai Long Offshore Wind Project in October 2019.
For Zhong Neng, the contracts comprise the transportation and installation of the foundations, as well as a preferred bidder agreement for the transportation and installation of the turbines.
At 216.5 meters long, Green Jade has a spacious, unobstructed deck and can comfortably accommodate a crew of up to 160 people.
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