A joint venture between Mammoet and Giant Heavy Machinery Services has started working with Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation (SDMS), a marine engineering subsidiary of China Steel Corporation to provide assembly, transportation and load-out services for Taiwan’s first locally fabricated wind turbine jacket foundations, on site at its manufacturing facility.
Mammoet-Giant JV will be performing the assembly, transportation and load-out of the jackets, which each weigh approximately 1,200t. The PTC200-DS Ring Crane will assemble the jackets by first upending the lower jacket structure before installing both the upper structure and transition pieces at a single location. 72 axle lines of SPMT will then transport each jacket up to 1,200m from the jacket fabrication line to a storage area. Four jackets are expected to be simultaneously assembled near the PTC200-DS Ring Crane while the crane will also complete multiple heavy lifts to load-out each jacket onto the barge. The project is a joint effort between SDMS and Ørsted, with the aim to deliver jacket foundations and knowledge transference to develop Taiwan’s offshore wind supply capacity.