Friede & Goldman, OIM Wind Unveil New WTIV Design for 20 MW Wind Turbines

US-based Friede & Goldman and Norway’s OIM Wind have unveiled a new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), called FO-146.

Source: Friede & Goldman

The vessel is based on Friede & Goldman’s WindSetter Class WTIVs and is the result of a collaboration between the two firms.

The FO-146’s hull can accommodate up to five 18 MW or four 20 MW wind turbine sets, including their full-height towers, on its main deck.

The ship has a water depth capacity of 80 metres and features 6,200 square metres of deck space.

With a 3,200-tonne leg encircling crane, it is capable of installing XXL foundations.

According to Friede & Goldman, the vessel is a testament to their shared commitment with OIM Wind to meet the evolving needs of the global offshore wind market, delivering unparalleled performance, efficiency, and versatility.

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The vessel’s design generated significant industry interest and plans are already underway for the construction of at least two units to meet the growing demand, said Friede & Goldman.


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