Wärtsilä’s scope of solutions has been selected for CDWE’s new main installation vessel for offshore wind projects, Green Jade.
The ship is to be built at the CSBC shipyard in Taiwan for the joint-venture company CDWE, owned by CSBC and DEME Group.
The 216 metres long DP-3 MIV is the largest special vessel to be built at the CSBC yard for offshore wind farm applications.
The full scope includes four Wärtsilä 46DF and two Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines, as well as transverse and steerable thrusters, DP-3 solution, navigation system, and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for emissions abatement. The company will also provide site supervision services.
“Wärtsilä has earlier delivered a comprehensive scope of integrated solutions for a similar vessel for one of the partners in this joint-venture company. The success of that project was clearly a contributing factor in the award of this contract.”Östen Lindell, director, Marine Unit East Asia & China, Wärtsilä.
“We have worked with Wärtsilä for many years and have been very satisfied with the support they provide. In particular, their well-proven solutions and integration skills shorten the engineering and construction time, which is crucial to enabling an on-time delivery.”Tseng CSBC president and CDWE chairman.
The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered during 2021 and the ship is expected to begin operations in the Taiwan Straits in 2023. It will help boost Taiwan’s wind-power capacity, thereby aiding the government’s programme to achieve a 20 percent share of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.