Posted on April 6, 2022
DEME introduces game-changing installation concept to the offshore energy sector
An official launching ceremony for the revolutionary offshore installation vessel ‘Green Jade’ was held at CSBC’s shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, marking a major milestone in the construction of this vessel, which is designed for the next generation of multi-megawatt turbines, jackets and components.
‘Green Jade’ will be the second of these exceptional vessels to enter the fleet. DEME is soon welcoming the offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’, featuring a 5,000 tonne crane and the first of its kind in the sector. Both ‘Orion’ and ‘Green Jade’ bring a game-changing installation concept to the offshore energy market. They have an unrivalled combination of load capacity, impressive lifting heights and green technology.
Owned by CDWE, a joint venture between CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan, and DEME Offshore, ‘Green Jade’ is the first floating, DP3 offshore installation vessel to be built in Taiwan. With a 4,000-tonne crane capacity, this pioneering vessel will enable CDWE and its customers to transport multiple jackets and foundation components for the new giant wind turbines in a single shipment, making it extremely cost effective.
‘Green Jade’ highlights CDWE’s ambitions to play a key role in the development of the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the wider Asia Pacific region. ‘Green Jade’ is already set to be deployed for both the Hai Long and Zhong Neng offshore wind farm projects.
DEME Group is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, solutions for the offshore energy market, environmental and infra marine works. The company can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience is a front runner in innovation and new technologies. DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: a rising sea level, a growing population, reduction of CO2 emissions, polluted rivers, seas and soils and the scarcity of natural resources. DEME can rely on 5,200 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile and modern fleet of over 100 vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, the company can provide solutions for even the most complex projects. www.deme-group.com