Green Jade Launches in Taiwan, Delivery Pushed to 2023

CDWE, a joint venture between the Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC and DEME Offshore, has launched Green Jade, the first floating, DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.

Source: CSBC

The launching ceremony was held at CSBC’s shipyard in Kaohsiung, where the vessel was also built.

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CSBC now expects to deliver Green Jade to CDWE in early 2023. The vessel was originally scheduled to enter service in 2022. The company has provided no explanation for the delay in the delivery.

Once delivered, Green Jade will be deployed on the Hai Long and Zhong Neng offshore wind farms in Taiwan, where the construction is expected to start in 2023.

The 216.5-metre DP3 vessel will feature a 4,000-tonne capacity Huisman crane and will be able to accommodate up to 160 people.

The vessel will have a large deck space to enable transport and installation of multiple massive next-generation foundations and wind turbines in a single shipment, DEME said.

Along with dual-fuel engines, a Green Passport, and Clean Design notation, Green Jade will also be equipped with other environmental innovations on board, such as a waste heat recovery system.

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Photo: CSBC