Watch: Floating port/installation vessel to streamline offshore wind developmentS. Himmelstein | December 16, 2020
The safety risks inherent in constructing offshore wind farms can be reduced with a floating port and installation vessel engineered by Windthrust Ltd, a subsidiary of National Ports Corporation Ltd of Australia.
The self-propelled Oceandock LX offshore wind floating vessel for foundations, turbines and substations is designed with a 60,000 m2 deck area, two 2,600 ton cranes and one 6,000 ton crane capable of lifting a substation in one single lift. These capabilities eliminate the need for the four or more vessels currently required to install offshore wind farm components.
The Oceandock LX offers an extra 700,000 m3 of underdeck area so that components can be delivered to and warehoused on the vessel. The innovative floating port solution provides stable and secure storage for over 500,000 tons of substations, monopile foundations and wind turbine generator components while accommodating over 100 personnel.