Azipods Chosen by Swire Pacific for Windfarm Installation Vessels

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The Azipod systems for these projects were delivered from ABB’s new Azipod C factory in Shanghai, China, which was established in 2011 to serve customers in the Asian region.

ABB recently delivered four Azipod C propulsion systems for the Blue Ocean II Wind Turbine Installation Vessel built by Samsung Shipyard in Korea.

This is a repeat order from Samsung Shipyard, following a similar scope for the first Blue Ocean Wind Turbine Installation Vessel delivered in September, 2011.

The two Wind Turbine Installation Vessels Samsung built will be delivered to Singapore based offshore oil and gas industry service provider Swire Pacific Offshore Operation (Pte.) Ltd.

On jack-up wind farm installation vessels like the Pacific Orca, space is at a premium and the compact nature of the Azipods were a good fit design-wise, while at the same time helping to improve the energy efficiency and maneuverability characteristics of the vessel.

About the Blue Ocean Windfarm Installation Vessel

These Germanischer Lloyd-classed, Cyprus-flagged vessels have DP2 station keeping capability and a transit speed in excess of 13 knots.  6 sets of 3-Chord truss legs allow the vessel to conduct installation work in water depths of up to 75 meters.

  • Crane capability: 1200T
  • Accommodation:  111 POB
  •  Usable deck area: > 4,000 m2
  • Total jackable weight: > 8,400 mt

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