World’s Largest Class,Jack-Up Vessel for a Renewable Future World’s Largest Class,Jack-Up Vessel for a Renewable Future

World's Largest Class, Jack-Up Vessel for a Renewable Future

Offshore wind farms are a highly promising form of renewable energy from the viewpoint of power generation capacity and stability. Shimizu Corporation is building a Jack-Up Vessel to help Japan expand its wind energy sector. The vessel will have one of the largest loading capacity in the world. It will be capable of installing mega-turbines with a 14–15MW capacity. To strengthen the company's position in offshore wind energy, Shimizu Corporation has teamed up with industry leaders Fred. Olsen and Heerema Marine Contractors.

FEATURES

Features

1.World’s Largest Class Loading Capacity

The vessel will be 50m wide and 142m long, with a gross tonnage of 28,000. With its large loading capacity, the vessel will be able to load and install a large quantity of components in one trip, thereby streamlining the installation process. Specifically, it will be able to load all the components for seven 8MW turbines or three 12MW turbines.*
*Calculated on a per-project basis, using seismic assessment and other metrics

World’s Largest Class Loading Capacity World’s Largest Class Loading Capacity

2.World Class Performance

The crane will have a maximum lifting capacity of 2,500 tons and a maximum lifting height of 158m, enabling installation of the foundation, blade-nacelle assembly, and other components for 14–15MW turbines. The jack-up vessel is designed to withstand rough sea conditions, ensuring stable performance regardless of weather.
*It will be able to operate in depths of 10 to 50m.

World Class Performance World Class Performance

3.Speedy Installation Process

Like many European-built Jack-Up Vessel, Shimizu's vessel is self-propelled, which eliminates the need for towing and thus speeds up the installation process.

Speedy Installation Process Speedy Installation Process

4.Integrating Wind Engineering Solutions and Vessel Management

Shimizu Corporation will work with its partners to provide the Jack-Up Vessel as part of an integrated package of wind engineering solutions that will include a loading plan, an estimate for the components, a jack-up plan, and a navigation plan.

Integrating Wind Engineering Solutions and Vessel Management Integrating Wind Engineering Solutions and Vessel Management
SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications

Design

  • Basic design

    GustoMSC

Main Characteristics

  • Hull length

    142m

  • Hull width

    50m

  • Hull depth

    11m

  • Draft (max)

    6.2m(excl. spud can)

  • Dynamic positioning

    DP2

  • Accommodation

    130 persons

  • Variable load (max)

    approx. 10,000t (TBC)

  • Deck load capacity main deck

    10t/m2

  • Free deck space

    4,600m2

  • Leg length under hull

    65m

  • Overall length

    90m
    (extendable up to 109m)

  • Spud can area (approx)

    160m2

  • Classification

    NK

  • Flag

    Japan

Main Crane

  • Type

    GLTC-2500/1250-ED
    telescopic truss crane

  • Lifting capacity (max)

    2,500t

  • Lifting height above deck

    116.5m
    (at 30m radius)

  • Extended mode

  • Lifting capacity (max)

    1,250t

  • Lifting height
    above deck (max)

    158.5m
    (at 22.5m radius)

Auxiliary cranes

  • Crane capacity

    30t at 45m radius

Power system

  • Main generators

    Daihatsu8DE-33 4,800kW x 46DE-23 1,500kW x 2

  • Emergency generator

    Cummins
    KTA38DM 750kW

Jacking system

  • Jacking system

    GLL-U2110-105-L

  • Type

    Opposed rack and pinion

  • Jacking speed
    (max. hull lifting)

    0.8m/min

  • Jacking speed
    (max.leg handling)

    1.2m/min

  • Drive

    Electric, VSD

Propulsion

  • Azimuth thrusters

    3,800kW x 3、
    3,200kW x 1

  • Tunnel thrusters

    3,200kW x 2

  • Transit speed, empty deck

    11knots

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