Wison Offshore & Marine, headquartered in Shanghai, has won a contract from China’s Shandong Lankun Offshore Engineering to build an offshore wind farm installation vessel that will be able to handle offshore wind turbines up to 16 MW.
Under the contract, Wison Nantong Heavy Industry, a subsidiary of Wison Offshore Engineering, will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the jack-up vessel, which will be equipped with a crane with a capacity of lifting capacity of 1,500 tons.
The jackup will have a DP-2 system and will be able to operate in water depths of up to 70 meters, according to Wison.
Besides shipbuilding, the company has also been involved in the offshore wind industry as a technology developer. Namely, Wison Offshore & Marine built the semi-submersible floating foundation for the world’s first typhoon-resistant pilot wind turbine.
The floating foundation supports MingYang Smart Energy’s typhoon-resistant MySE5.5MW wind turbine which was commissioned in December last year at the 400MW China Three Gorges (CTG) Yangxi Shapa III wind farm offshore from China.
Earlier this month, DNV sent the company a letter of verification for its w.semi semi-submersible floating wind turbine foundation technology.
“This time, we have successfully won the EPC contract for the offshore wind power installation platform, which shows that our strength in engineering design, construction management, project planning and other aspects has been fully recognized by the market. This is an important step in the strategic transformation from industrial to general EPC contractor,” mentioned Zhang WenluDeputy Chairman of Wison Offshore Engineering and General Manager of Nantong Base.
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