KFELS MPSEP design chosen by Seafox Group for wind turbine vesselVessel & ROV News // July 30, 2010
Keppel FELS MPSEP forms the basis of a new type of windfarm vessel.
Keppel FELS Limited’s multi-purpose self-elevating platform (MPSEP) design has been chosen by the Seafox Group as the basis for a new type of wind turbine installation vessel.
Keppel FELS says the vessel can operate in deeper water than existing designs, and will experience less downtime. It is also capable of carrying 12 turbines at a time.
A 75/25 joint venture (JV) company has been formed between Keppel FELS and Seafox to build and own the US$220 million vessel. Seafox has the option of acquiring Keppel’s stake in the JV company.
The KFELS MPSEP can also install and maintain wind turbine foundations in deep water.
KFELS says the concept is also well-suited to the offshore oil and gas industry and can support a wide range of activity, acting as an accommodation vessel, carrying out well intervention, maintenance, construction and decommissioning.
The MPSEP vessel is due to be delivered in the second half of 2012, and will be managed and operated by Workfox BV, a member of the Seafox Group.