Singaporean marine and offshore engineering group Sembcorp Marine has secured a contract for the construction of a next-generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV).
The WTIV will be based on Sembcorp Marine’s in-house design and is expected to be completed in early 2025. To our knowledge, this marks the first WTIV ever designed and built by Sembcorp Marine.
Sembcorp Marine said it collaborated with an undisclosed customer for over two years providing design development and verification work. The high-efficiency WTIV will be capable of handling the next generation of wind turbines that are both bigger and more powerful with lighter rotor blades, taller towers, more reliable drive trains, performance optimising control systems and multi-megawatt power generation capability.
“We are grateful for the confidence our customer has placed with Sembcorp Marine to bring this breakthrough WTIV design to the offshore wind market,” said Wong Teck Cheong, Senior Vice President of Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters. “The Group looks forward to continuing the close collaboration with our customer to execute this project and contribute to the pace of energy transition.”
With the contract, Sembcorp Marine will strengthen its position in the renewable energy segment.
“This is another monumental step for the offshore wind industry,” said Sembcorp Marine President and CEO, Wong Weng Sun. “Sembcorp Marine is pleased to support the world’s energy transition with its innovative products and to collaborate with its customers to contribute to a more sustainable and greener future.”
Details and illustrations of the WTIV have not been shared.
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