CSBC-DEME Reaches FID for First Taiwan-Built Main Installation Vessel "Green Jade"

By WindTAIWAN / 2020-06-25
The MIV is scheduled to be delivered in 2022 and ready for its missions in Hai Long and Zong Neng wind farms in Taiwan


Two months after CSBC-DEME signed the early work agreement with Taiwan's largest ship builder CSBC, it has announced today that the first locally built Main Installation Vessel (MIV) "Green Jade" has reached final investment decision. The grand MIV is built with state of art technology and sustainable concept that is capable of meeting demands of transporting large parts or turbine components. 


The "Green Jade" is 216.5 meters long, equipped with a 4,000-ton high capacity crane, a DP3 dynamic positioning system, and can accommodate up to 160 crew members comfortably. With huge deck space it can be configured according to specific loading requirements and thus transport a multitude of the heaviest monopilesm jackets, wind turbine components and structures in a single shipment.


Tseng Kuo-cheng, Chairman of CSBC-DEME,  a joint venture between CSBC and Belgium's DEME Offshore, said in the statement that the high spec of Green Jade has first mover advantage as it is capable of transporting and installing the next generation turbines with large deck space and its DP3 dynamic positioning system. Tseng said the MIV can also execute large monopile or jacket foundation installation in deep water zone and can adapt to unique oceanographic features in Taiwan. "As Green Jade has reached final investment decision on time, we have absolute confidence that we can overcome upcoming challenges and deliver Taiwan's first locally built MIV on time," said Tseng. "CSBC-DEME will be able to position itself as the front runner in offshore marine construction in the Asia Pacific market after Green Jade is successfully delivered." 


The MIV is scheduled to be delivered in 2022 and ready for deployment for Hai Long and Zong Neng wind farms in Taiwan.

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