Wind Energy – Installation Jack-up
In 2021, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier announced a partnership with Shimizu Corporation (Shimizu) to support growth and development in the offshore wind industry in Japan and worldwide.
The newbuild will now soon be ready for installations.
Shimizu Corporation’s jack-up vessel is a self-elevating jack-up vessel designed to handle wind turbines with an individual capacity of 8MW or more.
The vessel has a total width of 50m, a hull length of 142m, a total tonnage of 28,000t, a maximum lifting capacity of 2,500t for the crane, and a maximum lifting height of 153m.
She can operate in depths of between 10m and 50m, and will be capable of loading, transporting, and installing seven 8MW wind turbines at a time.
Under this partnership and exclusivity agreement, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will be the leading partner for installation projects involving Shimizu’s vessel outside Japan, whereas Shimizu will be the leading partner for installation projects within Japan.