Wärtsilä solutions picked for giant Taiwanese wind farm installation vessel

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Green Jade is set for delivery in 2022. [Image copyright CDWE]

The first floating DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan will feature a broad range of Wärtsilä solutions.

The vessel, the Green Jade, is on order for Taiwan’s first offshore wind EPCI contractor, CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE), a joint venture between Taiwan’s largest shipbuilder, CSBC, and the Belgium based DEME Group. With a 4,000-tonne crane capacity, the 216 meter long vessel is being built transport and install the next generation of foundations and giant multi-megawatt wind turbines. It is set to be delivered from CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard in 2022.

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 (SCR) systems for emissions abatement. Wärtsilä will also provide site supervision services.

“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,” says Östen Lindell, Director, Marine Unit East Asia & China, Wärtsilä.

“We have worked with Wärtsilä for many years and have been very satisfied with the support they provide. In particular, their well-proven solutions and integration skills shorten the engineering and construction time, which is crucial to enabling an on-time delivery,” says Robert Tseng CSBC President and CDWE Chairman.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered during 2021 and the ship is expected to begin operations in the Taiwan Straits in 2023.

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