Taiwan begins construction of first offshore wind installation vessel

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/30/2020
By: Tsai Fan-min and Ko Lin

A ceremony was held to kick off the construction of Green Jade on Wednesday / Photo courtesy of CSBC Corp

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) A ceremony was held in Kaohsiung Wednesday to mark the beginning of work to build Taiwan's first heavy lift and installation vessel called "Green Jade," which will be used to transport materials for the development of offshore renewable energy in the country.

The vessel, a joint venture between Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC Corp. and Belgian offshore contractor DEME Wind Engineering Co. (CDWE), will be built at the CSBC shipyard in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

The Green Jade is scheduled to be delivered in Q4 of 2022, CSBC Chairman Cheng Wen-lon (鄭文隆) said.

According to CSBC, the 216.5 meter ship will be equipped with 4,000-tonne crane capacity and a crew of up to 160.    [FULL  STORY]

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