Milestone: Contract signing for a 50m offshore wind farm service vessel
On the 3rd of April 2018, the shipowner Shanghai Xiongcheng Offshore Engineering placed an order for a 50m offshore wind farm service vessel at shipyard Jiangsu Dayang Offshore Equipment Co., Ltd. This vessel concept was developed by ship owner together with FKAB and its main function is to provide maintenance services to offshore wind farms along the Chinese east coast area.
A Walk to Work gangway with a 6 degrees wave compensation unit is installed, which makes access to the windmill park much safer than the traditional way.
In addition, the ship is equipped with an advanced DC diesel-electric propulsion system and two azimuth contra-rotating thrusters, to achieve best operational function and fuel efficiency in both transit and DP2 conditions.
FKAB Shanghai office will carry out the full basic and detail design of the 50m wind farm service vessel.