SAL’s M/V Wiebke has transported the new crane boom of Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up Pacific Osprey from China to the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark.
The crane boom was loaded onto M/V Wiebke at NOV’s manufacturing yard in China on 21 January and the vessel left the yard a day later.
The crane boom will be unloaded as soon as the weather conditions are favourable, SBO said, adding that the preparations for the installation on Pacific Osprey will start as soon as the crane boom is on the quayside.
SBO expects Pacific Osprey to be back in business by 1 May.
Pacific Osprey’s new crane boom will have a 1,200 MT main crane @ 31 m radius – 132 m hook height above deck; 700 MT @ 50 m radius – 125 m hook height above deck; and 115 m boom length – approx. 30 m gain in main hook height.
With its upgraded crane boom, Pacific Osprey will be capable of handling four SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbines per loadout, five MHI Vestas V164-10.0 MW or V174-9.5 MW units, and three GE Haliade-X 12MW turbines per loadout.
Back in January, SBO and Vattenfall signed the final contract under which Pacific Osprey will transport and install up to 140 of Siemens Gamesa’s SG 11.0-193 DD wind turbines on the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 wind farms in the Netherlands.