SHI to Build Wind Farm Installation Vessel for SBO

14 March 2011 (Last Updated March 14th, 2011 18:30)

Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has exercised an option with Samsung Heavy Industries of South Korea to build a second wind farm installation vessel. The contract was signed in August last year and the vessel is currently under construction at Samsung for delivery in 2012. The vessel

Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has exercised an option with Samsung Heavy Industries of South Korea to build a second wind farm installation vessel.

The contract was signed in August last year and the vessel is currently under construction at Samsung for delivery in 2012.

The vessel features a usable deck area of 4,000m², DP 2 station keeping, a 1,200t crane, a total jackable weight of 8,400t and a transit speed of 13kts.

The vessel will be used for the installation of wind turbine generators for DanTysk Offshore Wind in the German North Sea, according to asiasis.com.