ABS to class first Taiwan-built offshore wind support vessel

ABS is set to class the first offshore heavy lift and installation vessel to be built by CSBC Corp in Taiwan.

The vessel named Green Jade has been commissioned by CDWE, a joint venture between CSBC and Belgian offshore contractor DEME Offshore.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2022 for deployment in the region’s offshore wind market.

“This is a key development for the region’s offshore wind capability and for the Taiwanese shipbuilding industry and we are delighted to be able to support it. Offshore wind has huge potential for growth globally and ABS has the experience to help the industry achieve its ambitions with an unwavering focus on safety,” said Matt Tremblay, ABS Senior Vice President of Global Offshore Markets.

Green Jade, with a crew capacity of 160 people, is equipped to handle heavy monopiles, jackets and turbines and features a 4,000-tonne capacity crane. In addition to DP3 capability and dual fuel engines, Green Jade features a waste heat recovery system that converts heat from the exhaust gases and cooling water to electrical energy.

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