OuYang Offshore Co., Ltd. has awarded AqualisBraemar the construction supervision contract for two newbuild self-elevating wind turbine installation vessels to be constructed at Chinese shipyard Dayang Offshore Equipment Co., Ltd.
“Having previously supervised construction of the OuYang 001 and OuYang 002 wind turbine installation vessels, it is a huge vote of confidence to be engaged for OuYang 003 and OuYang 004 too,” says Yongfei Peng, China Country Manager for AqualisBraemar.
AqualisBraemar’s on-site team at Jiangsu-based Dayang Offshore Equipment will monitor and supervise the construction of the two wind turbine installation vessels – OuYang 003 and OuYang 004 – to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the contract specifications plus flag and class requirements.
The project will be managed from AqualisBraemar’s office in Shanghai, China, which previously held the same role for OuYang 001 and OuYang 002. AqualisBraemar has not disclosed the value of the new contract.
“As these are the third and fourth wind turbine installation vessels we are cooperating with OuYang Offshore and Dayang Offshore Equipment on, our joint objective is to deliver a safe and even more cost-effective construction process for the two new vessels,” adds Yongfei Peng.
Both units are identical, 75.6 metres in length, 40 metres in beam, 7 metres in depth, 4 hydraulic pin legs self-elevating wind turbine installation vessels. Both units are self-propelled, with an operational water depth of up to 50 metres and accommodation for up to 68 persons. Both units are equipped with one 600MT leg fitted crane around one of stern legs, with a lifting height of 140 metres from sea level. With the spacious main deck, both units are capable of the lifting installation of 10MW wind turbines in China.
AqualisBraemar is a leading marine, offshore and adjusting consultancy to the energy, shipping, and insurance industries. AqualisBraemar and its sister company OWC (Offshore Wind Consultants) are increasingly being asked to support offshore wind projects in Chinese waters. Recently, the companies have been engaged with both the Jiangsu and Guangdong offshore wind projects.
AqualisBraemar and OWC are part of Oslo-listed energy consultancy group AqualisBraemar ASA.