To be named Green Jade, the vessel will be built at CSBC in Taiwan for delivery in 2022 for deployment in the local offshore wind market.
CDWE was established in February 2019 by CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan, and DEME Offshore.
Both partners have agreed to start up the early works and order packages for the vessel.
The Green Jade is expected to feature a 4,000-metric ton capacity crane, DP-3 capability, and high transport and load capacity. At 216.5-m (710.3-ft) long, the Green Jade can accommodate up to 160 people.
Environmental considerations are an important element of the vessel design, the company said. The vessel will have dual fuel engines, a Green Passport and Clean Design notation, and a waste heat recovery system that converts heat from the exhaust gases and cooling water to electrical energy.
This offshore installation vessel is said to be the first of its kind to be built in Taiwan for the local renewables market.
The name symbolizes Taiwan’s renowned Yushan, the Jade Mountain. At 3,952 m (12,966 ft) above sea level, Jade Mountain is the highest peak in East Asia and gives Taiwan one of the highest elevations of any island in the world.
The company said the name Green Jade reflects this vessel’s contribution to reducing emissions, and its role in bringing clean, green energy to Taiwan’s residents.
Last October, CDWE signed Taiwan’s first comprehensive, large-scale Balance of Plant preferred supplier agreement with the Hai Long offshore wind project. This, the company said, marks an important step in realizing industry compliance with the ‘Industrial Relevance Plan Goals’ that the Taiwan government has mandated in the offshore wind industry.
Last December, the company signed two contracts with Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office for the 300-MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm project. The contracts comprise the transportation and installation of foundations, as well as a preferred bidder agreement for the transportation and installation of the wind turbines.
The Green Jade will be deployed on both projects.