New ship equipped to transport & erect offshore wind power plants

The new transport and installation ship for erecting of offshore wind farms of the Van Oord Group will be equipped with Siemens technology. (J.J. Sietas)

J. J. Sietas, a German shipyard, is to build and equip a new vessel for the erection of offshore wind farms. The special vessel is due to be handed over to Van Oord, a Dutch water engineering company, in September 2012. It will be used for offshore projects in the North and the Baltic Sea.

Siemens Marine Solutions will supply the appropriate diesel-electric propulsion and automation system as well as the medium voltage system for power generation and distribution.

The special vessel with a carrying capacity of up to 6,500 tons is designed for transporting and installing offshore wind power plants. It is intended for use in offshore wind farms located at a distance from the coast. With a length of 139 meters and a width of 38 meters, the ship will be able to work in waters up to 45 meters deep.

The special on-board crane will be able to lift 900 tons with an outreach of 30 meters, and work up to a height of about 120 meters above water level. During the installation work in the wind power farms, the ship's crew of 74 will be accommodated in single and double cabins.

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