ZWIJNDRECHT, Belgium – CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has taken the final investment decision to construct the Green Jade, which is the first floating DP-3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.
The vessel will be built at the CSBC shipyard in Kaohsiung and is set to be delivered in 2022.
CDWE, Taiwan’s first offshore wind EPCI contractor, was established at the end of 2018 by CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan, and DEME Offshore.
With its 4,000-metric ton (4,409-ton) crane capacity and DP-3 capability, the vessel will serve the renewables market.
The Green Jade will be deployed for both the Hai Long offshore wind project and at Zhong Neng for Zhong Neng Wind Power Corp. Preparatory Office.
Last October, CDWE signed Taiwan’s first comprehensive, large-scale balance of plant preferred supplier agreement with the Hai Long offshore wind project.
For Zhong Neng, 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.
CDWE Chairman Robert Tseng said: “Green Jade will be capable of installing mega monopiles and jacket structures at greater water depths. With DP-3 technology this special offshore installation vessel can continue operations under the most challenging conditions.”