CSBC-DEME agree to build Green Jade

In: VesselsWindfarms

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has taken the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the construction of
Green Jade, which is the first floating DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan. It follows the signing of the early works agreement in April 2020

Green Jadewill be built at CSBC in Kaohsiung and is set to be delivered in 2022. The vessel will feature a 4,000-tonne capacity crane and DP3 capability. The vessel’s deck space has been maximised, enabling this asset to transport a multitude of the heaviest monopiles, jackets, wind turbine components and structures in a single shipment. It is designed to transport and install the next generation of foundations and giant multi-megawatt wind turbines. At 216.5 metres long, the vessel will be able to accommodate a crew of up to 160 people.

EPCI contractor CDWE was established in February 2019 and is a joint venture of CSBC, one the largest shipbuilders in Taiwan, and European marine contractor DEME Offshore.

In October last year, CDWE signed a large-scale Balance of Plant (BOP) Preferred Supplier Agreement with the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project. This was followed by the signing of two contracts with Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office for the 300 MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm project. The contracts comprise the transportation and installation of foundations, as well as a Preferred Bidder Agreement for the transportation and installation of the wind turbines. CDWE stated that
Green Jade will be deployed on both projects.

Robert Tseng, CDWE Chairman comments: “With ‘Green Jade’ we will be uniquely positioned to meet the future requirements of our customers and the trend towards larger capacity turbines and bigger wind farm projects, which deliver energy at lower costs. ‘Green Jade’ will be capable of installing mega monopiles and jacket structures at greater water depths. With DP3 technology this special offshore installation vessel can continue operations under the most challenging conditions.”

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