TECHNOLOGY group Wärtsilä’s experience and integration capabilities for wind farm service vessels has resulted in a broad scope of the company’s solutions being selected for a large wind farm main installation vessel. The ship is to be built at the CSBC shipyard in Taiwan for the joint-venture company CDWE (CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering) owned by CSBC and Belgium-based DEME Group.
The 216-metre long DP-3 MIV is the largest special vessel to be built at the CSBC yard for offshore wind farm applications. The Green Jade will play a major role in developing the offshore wind farm business in both new and established markets, including Taiwan.
High efficiency and the flexibility to comply with the special needs of the vessel were key criteria in the selection of the Wärtsilä solutions. 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 systems for emissions abatement. The company will also provide site supervision services.
Östen Lindell, director, marine unit East Asia & China, Wärtsilä said, “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”.
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 program to achieve a 20% share of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.