Longitude supports basic design for Woen Jinn cable vessel

In: CablesVessels
Longitude Engineering (Longitude), an LOC Group company, has provided concept and basic design services, as well as construction specification for yard engagement and procurement activities, for a new DP2 cable lay ship for Woen Jinn Harbor Engineering (Woen Jinn), in Taiwan. Prior to the design, Longitude also provided evaluation on the company’s current assets and potential conversions to meet the operational criteria.

The DP2 oceangoing vessel design, with a focus on cable operations in Taiwan’s environmental condition, has received approval-in-principal by ABS and CR Class. The back deck was specifically designed to be suitable for export cable, array cable and cable repair work.

The design concept provided was based on regular engagement with Woen Jinn as well as other stakeholders, including the end client and classification societies. Local constraints were also accounted for, such as dry-dock limitations, cranage and harbour facilities. Combined, this provided an in-depth understanding of the vessel's functional requirements and design constraints, ensuring that the designs optimised the vessel’s performance and owners' requirements.

The intended use of the cable lay ship is to support Taiwan’s offshore renewables wind industry. This also follows LOC Group’s already active participation in the local offshore wind market; it has provided marine warranty surveying or marine engineering consulting for seven offshore wind farms in the Taiwan region. LOC also recently established a branch in Taiwan.

Commenting Danny Ng, Project Manager for Longitude Engineering, said: “This was a complicated project that needed to meet very specific requirements from various stakeholders. It is a good example of LOC’s ability to draw on the depth of its expertise across different disciplines, in different geographies. To deliver this project, we pooled resources across our UK and Singapore offices, combining experienced operational surveyors from LOC Renewables, with the cable lay design experience of Longitude UK, and the design capabilities of Longitude Singapore”.

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