Fred Olsen Windcarriers orders two wind turbine installation vesselsVessel & ROV News // February 10, 2010
The Gusto 9000 self elevating vessel jacked up.
Fred Olsen Windcarrier has placed an order with the Lamprell Energy Ltd shipyard in Dubai for two self elevating vessels for installation of offshore wind turbines.
The vessel will be delivered in May and September 2012 and the contract with the yard includes options for two additional vessels.
The vessels are enhanced GustoMSC 9000C designs, meaning sel elevating vessels with four legs jackup legs and a large installation crane.
The design incorporates important features from inhouse experience from offshore wind installation and maintenance work.
The company said the governing principle throughout the design phase has been to make the vessels as operable and flexible as possible, to perform the required tasks for loading, transporting and erecting wind turbine equipment offshore.
Open deck space and accessibility have been achieved by wrapping the crane around one of the legs.
A high level of operability will be ensured by the use of high performance jacking systems designed for fast and frequent jacking operations as required by the wind industry.