Wind Energy – Taiwan
Last Friday CSBC-DEME inaugurated the next-generation Installation Vessel Green Jade at CSBC’s shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Taiwan’s first and only MIV is owned by CDWE, a joint venture between CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan and DEME Offshore.
The construction of Green Jade began in September, 2020, three months after CSBE-DEME commissioned CSBC for this giant DP3 vessel dedicated for offshore wind.
CSBC Chairman Cheng Wen lon highlighted that Green Jade is Taiwan’s largest (world’s second largest) MIV and the most expensive commercial ship ever built in CSBC history.
Cheng also said the completion of this MIV could also indicated that Taiwan could be more self-reliant in offshore wind farms construction.
With a 4,000-tonne crane capacity, ‘Green Jade’ will enable CDWE and its customers to transport a multitude of the next generation, multi-megawatt turbines, jackets and components in a single shipment, making it extremely cost effective.