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NOV: will supply Eneti’s second next-generation wind turbine jack-up installation vessel

ByLinda W. Smith

Feb 3, 2022

NOV will provide the design and lifting system for the vessel, which will be built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. in South Korea. Delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2025.

Currently around the world, three models of NG-16000X are being built and all are jack-up vessels optimized for the installation of self-propelled wind turbines that offer increased load and lifting capacity, as well as greater height. lift above deck. Eneti’s two wind turbine installation vessels belong to the same series and are ready to transport several sets of 20 MW wind turbines. The ships were designed with the ability to adapt to the future, allowing them to run on alternative fuels.

The NG-16000X design features the GustoMSC rack and pinion lifting system with a variable speed drive, uniquely integrated to deliver high performance, reliability and safety for over hundreds of lifting movements throughout the life of the vessel. The lifting system features a regenerative power option where the energy generated is fed back into the vessel’s system. The design further includes a 2,600 ton leg encircling crane, ready to install monopile foundations and wind turbines. The ship can install turbines in depths of up to 65 meters of water.

“We worked closely with Eneti to get their first NG-16000X ready for construction, and now the second is on order as planned,” GustoMSC Commercial Director Jan-Mark Meeuwisse said. “Eneti has also acquired the shares of Seajacks, expanding its fleet with five existing jackups designed by GustoMSC. This, combined with the two new NG-16000X builds, shows Eneti’s commitment to this offshore wind installation market.”

The shortage of lifting platforms for wind turbines capable of installing heavier and higher wind turbines in deeper waters is foreseen,” continued Meeuwisse. “The GustoMSC team has prepared for this change. This includes actively seeking ways to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thereby helping to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. Alternative fuel and regenerative energy options, combined with our century and a half of experience in the offshore marine sectors and our pioneering spirit, make us a leading partner for our customers.”

To learn more about the previous contract, click on here.

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