VIND Offshore Installation AS, a subsidiary of Norway’s OHT, has placed an order to China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for the construction of two wind turbine installation vessels, with options for two more units. The vessels will be jack-ups of GustoMSC design and will be prepared to handle the next-generation wind turbines. The vessels will feature battery hybrid solutions as well as a sophisticated electrical and control system, reducing CO2 emissions by 20 percent compared to similar units. The first vessel will be delivered in early 2023.
- Telescopic crane capacity: 2,500t
- Max lifting height: 165m
- Turbine depth: vessels capable of installing turbines in depths of 65m