CSBC has commenced construction of a 140m barge that will serve the offshore wind sector in Taiwan.
The barge, which will meet international sailing requirements, is being fully brought forward by CSBC, from the vessel design and investment to construction itself and is expected to be in service by the second quarter of 2019.
CBSC says the barge will be suitable for operation offshore Taiwan all year round, and will be equipped with ballasting system to meet the requirement of Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taichung and Taipei ports.
The 140-meter vessel will be 41 meters wide and have a load capacity of up to 23,000 tonnes, with large deck space capable of loading extra large and heavy cargo, and will enable loading by stern in, side in and lift.
The barge will be able to carry a complete offshore substation in one run, with a 3,500-tonne foundation and 3,400-tonne topside and four 300-tonne pin piles on board.
When it comes to jacket foundations, the barge will be capable of transporting three 30mx30m jackets, each weighing up to 1,200 tonnes and with a height of up to 80 meters.