Wind Energy – Innovation
Friede & Goldman (F&G) announced today that the classification society, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for their wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) BargeRack technology.
This is a testament to F&G’s longstanding commitment to the offshore industry, and F&G is keen on contributing its expertise and technologies to further advance and accelerate the development of US offshore wind.
F&G’s BargeRack technology is a superior feeder vessel solution. Typical feeder vessels are inherently risky due to motions during turbine equipment handling. Building upon F&G’s jack-up expertise, F&G engineers created a new WTIV design that completely eliminates feeder vessel motions, resulting in safe and simple turbine installation. F&G’s BargeRack technology also reduces feeder vessel cost by an order of magnitude compared to other feeder solutions.
In recent years, F&G has been applying their vast knowledge and proven technology from the over 120 F&G built oil-field jack-up rigs to the offshore wind industry.