The pioneers of offshore engineering
GustoMSC is a reputable design & engineering company of mobile offshore units and equipment. In close cooperation with our clients, we translate experience, science and technical knowledge into realistic & innovative ideas. The performance of new and existing jack-ups, vessels and semi-submersibles is further optimized by our operational support and engineering consultancy. In this way, GustoMSC enables and supports safe and efficient operations at sea, contributing to a sustainable future.
The Pioneers of Offshore Engineering
GustoMSC, part of NOV’s Marine and Construction business, is recognized for providing reputable design & engineering consultancy for mobile offshore units and equipment. In close cooperation with our clients, we translate experience, science, and technical knowledge into realistic & innovative ideas.
The performance of new and existing jack-ups, vessels and semi-submersibles is further optimized by our operational support and engineering consultancy. In this way, GustoMSC enables and supports safe and efficient operations at sea, contributing to a sustainable future.
GustoMSC has designed the vast majority of the offshore wind jack-ups and vessels operating to date. Since 2002, these GustoMSC jack-ups with integrated jacking systems and cranes have installed over 4,000 turbines and foundations. This large installed base provides the necessary operational intelligence to further optimize our solutions for the wind turbine installation market. Our designs with associated equipment have proven to be stable and solid platforms to work from, increasing efficiency and safety while reducing operational and investment risks.
Current trends and developments in the offshore wind industry are shaping the installation fleet of the future. With our large portfolio, GustoMSC is constantly setting the new standards for safe and efficient offshore wind installation with respect to the current, near and far future market.
Our jack-ups are characterized by a high survival capability, large deck space suitable for the transportation of heavy, large, and long components. The successful SEA and NG jack-up series have provided us a wealth of experience and knowledge enabling us to continuously improve our solutions and create value with advanced technology.
The capabilities and equipment of our new designs are upgraded to be able to install next generation turbines. The expected height above sea level of the next generation turbines is considerable and exceeds the capabilities of most of the present fleet of installation platforms. To meet future demands, our designs are outfitted with smart technologies like large fixed or telescopic boom technology, and features such as battery hybrid solutions and sophisticated electrical and control systems, reducing CO2 emissions by 20% compared to similar units. As a future option, the vessels can be prepared to run on hydrogen-powered fuel cells to reduce their environmental footprints even further.
Besides the ever-larger offshore wind turbines, the expansion to new areas such as Japan, Taiwan, and the USA is challenging the current installation concepts. GustoMSC is widely involved in these developments through the design of ever-increasing Wind Turbine Installation (WTI vessel designs, larger jacking systems and cranes. In parallel, GustoMSC has been developing solutions for feeder options including the latest development of the Steady Top Feeder Vessel.
This specially designed transport vessel will be able to load WTG components in port and transport them directly to the field. The solution is an attractive alternative or complement to the self-transiting installation jack-up particularly when local or project-specific conditions make the use of a self-transiting WTIV less ideal.
While jack-ups serve both the foundation and turbine installation market, crane vessels are primarily used for the installation of heavy foundations and transformer stations. The GustoMSC designed heavy lift crane vessels are an effective answer for ever-increasing foundation weights.
As the industry moves forward in maximizing efficiency in foundation installation and methodology in installing the next and future generations of wind turbines, both our jack-up and vessel designs are continually further developed to be ready for the industry to realize these future ambitions.
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