NOV to supply key equipment for Maersk’s first wind turbine installation vessel

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 09/05/2022 NOV

NOV has received contracts from Sembcorp Marine Ltd to supply equipment for the wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) it is building for Maersk Supply Service.

NOV-BLM will supply the rack and pinion jacking systems and the load transfer system while NOV Heavy Lift will deliver the GustoMSC designed heavy lift crane. This order enables Marine and Construction to support Maersk in streamlining its offshore operations.

Maersk Supply Service has developed an installation concept that combines a new WTIV design with a patented load transfer system. The WTIV jack-up vessel is designed to remain in operation while feeder barges and tugboats transport turbine components from the port to the wind farm.

"We are proud to be able to support Maersk in entering the wind installation market. With the growing demand, there is a need for capable installation equipment. This is a great opportunity for our Marine and Construction business unit,"
said Nils van Nood VP of Business Development, Marine and Construction.

The steel-cutting ceremony for the WTIV is set for Q4 2022 in Singapore. Delivery is expected in 2025.

Empire Wind is located 15-30 miles southeast of Long Island and spans 80,000 acres, with water depths of between 65 and 131 feet. The lease was acquired in 2017 and is being developed in two phases (
Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2) with a total installed capacity of more than 2 GW (816 + 1,260 MW). It is being developed by Equinor and BP through their 50/50 strategic partnership in the U.S.

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