Longitude aids design and build of cable lay ship for Taiwan’s offshore wind industry


Longitude Engineering (Longitude), a 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.

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.

The intended use of the cable lay ship is to support Taiwan’s offshore renewables wind industry, which is gaining momentum post the completion of Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind project. This also follows LOC Group’s already active participation in the local offshore wind market having provided marine warranty survey or marine engineering consulting on at least 7 offshore wind farms in the Taiwan region.

To affirm its commitment to the Taiwanese renewables market, LOC has also recently established a Taiwan branch.

“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.”

Danny Ng, project manager for Longitude Engineering.
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