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CDWE green lights construction of new offshore wind installation vessel

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CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE), an offshore wind EPCI contractor, has taken a Final Investment Decision (FID) for the construction of ‘Green Jade’, the first floating DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.

Green Jade will feature a combination of high transport and load capacity, lifting heights and green technology. The new vessel will be built at CSBC in Kaohsiung and is set to be delivered in 2022.

CDWE was established at the end of 2018 by CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan, and DEME Offshore. Green Jade highlights CDWE’s ambitions to further support development of the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the wider Asia Pacific region.

With its 4,000-tonne crane capacity and DP3 capability, the vessel is equipped to serve the renewables market. It will enable CDWE and its customers to transport a multitude of monopiles, jackets, wind turbine components and structures in a single shipment.

Green Jade will be deployed for both the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project and at Zhong Neng for Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office. CDWE signed Taiwan’s first comprehensive, large-scale Balance of Plant Preferred Supplier Agreement with Hai Long Offshore Wind Project in October 2019 and for Zhong Neng, 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.

“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.”

Robert Tseng, CDWE chairman.
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