Triple certification approval for SHI's Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

In: Vessels
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has announced its entry into the offshore wind market by developing its own Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) model featuring green technologies.

SHI received approval in principle for its low carbon emission ECO-WTIV (LNG Fuel + SOFC) model named SLW-FUEL CELL from three major classification societies, American Shipping Bureau (ABS), DNV and Lloyd’s Register.

It claims that ECO-WTIV, compliant with new emissions targets thanks to the adoption of eco-friendly technologies including LNG-fueled engines, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), and energy storage system (ESS), can reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 50% compared to existing ships powered by diesel engines and save operating costs with high power efficiency.

In December 2020, SHI partnered with Hyosung Heavy Industries, a Korean wind turbine gear unit equipment producer, for developing the jacking system, which is core equipment of WTIV.

“As the offshore wind industry grows, which is one of the pillars of the Green New Deal Policy, there will be more demand for WTIVs. It is very meaningful now that we secured our independent model featuring diverse cutting-edge green technologies,”
said Wang K. Lee, Vice President of Offshore Business Division of SHI.

SHI has accumulated technologies and experience in WTIV construction, having successfully delivered three units after becoming the first shipbuilder in Korea to receive an order to build a WTIV in 2010.

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