NOV and GustoMSC Tapped for Second Havfram Mega Jack-Up
NOV has once again signed contracts with CIMC Raffles to supply a GustoMSC™ NG-20000X self-propelled wind turbine installation jack-up vessel design for Havfram’s second vessel on order at the shipyard.
The NG-20000X-HF vessels are among the largest wind installation jack-ups in the industry, NOV said. They feature a 3,250-ton heavy lift crane and can install foundations up to 3,000 tons and wind turbines with tip heights over 300 metres in water depths up to 70 metres.
The vessel’s large carrying capacity is said to reduce the vessel trips required per development, thereby improving project economics, and reducing carbon emissions per installed megawatt.
”Havfram’s decision to partner with GustoMSC for the second time in their pursuit to establish themselves as a prominent player in the worldwide offshore wind sector is deeply appreciated. We are excited to collaborate with their skilled team and join in their enthusiasm to overcome a crucial hurdle in advancing clean energy production,” Nils van Nood, Managing Director of GustoMSC, said.
Like the vessel currently under construction under the first contract, Havfram’s second self-propelled jack-up vessel will be equipped with the NOV variable speed drive rack and pinion jacking system, including the latest regenerative power system technology that feeds the generated power back into the vessel’s system.
”Our collaboration with GustoMSC on our WTIV new builds has been exceptional,” Even Larsen, CEO of Havfram Wind AS, said.
”The team at GustoMSC is incredibly skilled and committed, consistently willing to discuss and accommodate Havfram specific needs and requirements. Our joint efforts have resulted in a top-of-the-line vessel offering modernity, efficiency, high capacity, and low emissions, providing the best assurance to the market for their coming wind farm construction projects.”
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