ABB has been contracted by JMU to provide power and control technologies for the Shimizu Corp.’s wind turbine installation vessel.
The 28,000-GT jack-up unit is under construction at Japan Marine United Corp, and due for delivery to Shimizu Corp. in 2022.
The jack up will feature ABB’s closed ring configuration for the vessel’s dynamic positioning (DP) operations This will enable safe and predictable performance with high tolerance in the event of the power plant fault.
Shimizu Corp.’s 142-meter newbuild will feature the greatest lifting and carrying capacity ever available on a wind turbine installation vessel. Using a 2500-ton crane capable of a maximum lift height of 158 meters, the jack-up will be able to transport and install seven 8MW wind turbines in a single voyage and operate in waters ranging between 10 and 65 meters deep.