Mammoet-Giant JV supports Taiwan jacket foundation works

In: Windfarms
A joint venture between Mammoet and Giant Heavy Machinery Services has started working with Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation, a marine engineering subsidiary of China Steel Corporation, to provide assembly, transportation and load-out services for Taiwan’s first locally fabricated wind turbine jacket foundations, at its manufacturing facility.

The Mammoet-Giant JV will undertake assembly, transportation and load-out of the jackets, which each weigh approximately 1,200t. The PTC200-DS Ring Crane will assemble the jackets by first upending the lower jacket structure before installing both the upper structure and transition pieces at a single location.

A total of 72 SPMT axle lines will then transport each jacket up to 1,200m from the jacket fabrication line to a storage area. Four jackets are expected to be simultaneously assembled near the PTC200-DS Ring Crane, while the crane will also complete multiple heavy lifts to load each jacket onto the barge.

The project is a joint effort between SDMS and renewable energy company Ørsted, aiming to deliver jacket foundations and knowledge transference to develop Taiwan’s offshore wind supply capacity. It concerns the 900MW Greater Changhua being developed by  Ørsted. During 2020 and 2021, SDMS will supply 56 jacket foundations to be installed in 2021.

Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation commented: “We are excited to leverage Mammoet-Giant JV’s engineering expertise to assist us with the design of lifting arrangements that will ensure efficient and safe operations. Mammoet-Giant JV’s wide range of lifting and transport technology is enabling time and cost efficiencies for this project.”

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