An official launching ceremony for the revolutionary offshore installation vessel ‘Green Jade’ was held at CSBC’s shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, marking a major milestone in the construction of this vessel, which is designed to handle the next generation of multi-megawatt turbines, jackets and components.
‘Green Jade’ will be the second of these exceptional vessels to enter the fleet. DEME is soon welcoming the offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’, featuring a 5,000-tonne crane and the first of its kind in the sector. Both ‘Orion’ and ‘Green Jade’ bring a game-changing installation concept to the offshore energy market. They have an unrivalled combination of load capacity, impressive lifting heights and green technology.
Owned by CDWE, a joint venture between CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan, and DEME Offshore, ‘Green Jade’ is the first floating, DP3 offshore installation vessel to be built in Taiwan. With a 4,000-tonne crane capacity, this pioneering vessel will enable CDWE and its customers to transport multiple jackets and foundation components for the new giant wind turbines in a single shipment, making it extremely cost effective.
‘Green Jade’ highlights CDWE’s ambitions to play a key role in the development of the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the wider Asia Pacific region. ‘Green Jade’ is already set to be deployed for both the Hai Long and Zhong Neng offshore wind farm projects.