CSBC and DEME Offshore hold keel laying ceremony for Green Jade
On March 5, CDWE, a joint venture between CSBC and DEME Offshore, held an official keel laying ceremony at CSBC's shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, for the Green Jade installation vessel.
We are proud to have successfully reached the next stage of the construction process. This special vessel is set to revolutionise the offshore wind sector, given its extensive capabilities and loading capacity. Our decision to make such a substantial investment – taken at the height of the pandemic – is already proving to be the right one. Indeed, ‘Green Jade’ has a healthy orderbook for the first three years," stated Hugo Bouvy, Managing Director DEME Offshore.
In September 2020, the first steel for Green Jade, Taiwan's first floating heavy-lift offshore wind installation vessel, was cut.
The next-generation vessel, which is scheduled to enter operation in 2022, will be used on the Hai Long and Zhong Neng offshore wind farms in Taiwan, where construction is expected to begin in 2023.
The 216.5-meter DP3 vessel will be equipped with a Huisman crane with a 4,000-tonne capacity and can accommodate up to 160 people. It will have enough deck space to transport and install several huge next-generation foundations and wind turbines in one shipment.
Green Jade will be fitted with other environmental technologies on board, such as a waste heat recovery system, in addition to dual fuel engines, a Green Passport, and a Clean Design notation.
Maritime Business World