Published: 10 March 2020 10 March 2020
The 28,000-GT jack-up ship – a purpose-built, self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) delivered from a Japanese yard – will feature ABB's power and control technologies. The vessel, on order from builder Japan Marine United Corp., is due delivery to Shimizu Corp. in 2022.
Using a 2500-ton crane capable of a maximum lift height of 158 meters, Shimizu Corp.’s 142-meter newbuild ship will be able to transport and install seven 8MW wind turbines in a single voyage and operate in waters ranging between 10 and 65 meters deep. ABB will deliver a closed ring configuration for the vessel’s dynamic positioning (DP) operations. ABB’s scope of supply also covers the delivery and system integration of generators, high voltage switchboard system, the variable speed drives and motors for main propulsion and bow thrusters, and the Power and Energy Management System (PEMS).