- Published: 25 August 2021 25 August 2021
NOV has announced the signing of a contract with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry and Cadeler to supply two GustoMSC NG-20000X self-propelled wind turbine installation jack-up vessel designs, which will be known as the Cadeler X-Class.
The Cadeler X-Class is designed with 5,600 m2 of deck space and a carrying capacity of more than 17,600 tons. This new hybrid, DNV-certified, jack-up vessel is designed to transport and install seven complete 15MW turbine sets or five sets of 20-plus MW turbines. In addition to the overall jack-up design, NOV will supply the jacking system that lifts the vessel and cargo above the waterline to install wind turbines. The first NG-20000X jack-up vessel is contracted for RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia wind park and is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2024.