Wind Energy – Installation vessel
NOV received contracts to provide the design and jacking system delivery for the GustoMSC NG-16000X wind turbine installation jack-up vessel.
The vessel will be built at the DSME shipyard in Korea, with scheduled delivery in Q3 2024.
The NG-16000X is an optimized, self-propelled turbine installation jack-up vessel design that features increased carrying capacity and lifting capacity, as well as a higher lifting height above the deck.
The vessel is from the same series with the first US-built NG-16000X and is ready to carry multiple 20MW turbines. The vessel has been designed with the option to adapt the vessel in the future, allowing it to operate on the alternate liquified natural gas or ammonia fuels.
The jack-up vessel will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) for scheduled delivery in Q3 2024.
The GustoMSC NG-16000X includes the GustoMSC Rack & Pinion jacking system with a variable speed drive, which is uniquely integrated to offer high performance, reliability, and safety for more than hundreds of jacking moves throughout the lifespan of the jack-up vessel.
The jacking system will have a regenerative power option were the generated power is fed back into the vessel system. The design further incorporates a 2,600-t leg encircling crane, ready to install the future size monopile foundations and wind turbines.