First Taiwanese offshore installation vessel

'Green Jade'‘Green Jade’ will be deployed in the offshore wind market. Photo: ABS

ABS is to provide classification services to the first floating heavy lift and offshore installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.

Commissioned by CDWE, a joint venture between Taiwanese company CSBC and Belgian offshore contractor DEME, Green Jade will be built at CSBC in Taiwan for delivery in 2022 for deployment in the region’s offshore wind market.

“This is a key development for the region’s offshore wind capability and for the Taiwanese shipbuilding industry and we are delighted to be able to support it,” said Matt Tremblay, ABS senior vice president of global offshore markets. “Offshore wind has huge potential for growth globally and ABS has the experience to help the industry achieve its ambitions with an unwavering focus on safety.”

216.5m long and with a crew of up to 160 people, Green Jade will be equipped to handle the heaviest monopiles, jackets and turbines and features a 4,000t capacity crane. As well as Dynamic Positioning 3 capability and dual fuel engines, Green Jade features a waste heat recovery system that converts heat from the exhaust gases and cooling water to electrical energy.

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