Offshore Windmill Installation Vessel

An older Keppel built WTIV:

BLUE TERN (ex Seafox 5) navigating the SUTORS of CROMARTY outbound on her first deployment to MORAY EAST OWF where she will join BOLD TERN on the construction of the Wind Farm photo : David Meek (c)

DEME’s WTIV Orion on her way from the building yard in China to Rostock for crane installation:

PS> We all know what happened when she got there.

The older WTIV BOLD TERN stand by in the port of Zeebrugge Photo : Dirk Neyts ©


Wärtsilä wins order for power and propulsion of new Norwegian WTIV:

Coming to a OWF near you in 2023.(??)

Offshore wind farm vessel market booming:

Techwise has entered a strategic partnership with DS Global Offshore Engineering (Tianjin) Co., Ltd (DS Global) to jointly develop the offshore renewables and oil & gas markets in Asia Pacific. Based in Tianjin, China, DS Global and its group companies own and operate a fleet of offshore construction vessels including its flagship vessel “HUANQIU 1200” (formerly known as “GLOBAL 1200”), multipurpose offshore construction vessels, heavy lift vessels and other offshore support vessels. The company specializes in transportation and installation of offshore wind turbines and fixed platforms as well as subsea cables and pipelines. This partnership will combine DS Global’s strengths in assets and full capability in project management & execution with Techwise’s engineering & marine expertise and wide client network in Asia Pacific. Through this partnership, DS Global has also appointed Techwise as its exclusive marketing agent for “ HUANQIU 1200 ” in Asia Pacific. Mr. Chris Sun, Managing Director at DS Global said “We have been working closely with Techwise in the past years. This strategic partnership further enhances both companies’ ambitions to be the key players in the regional offshore industry and is part of DS Global’s plan to expand our business in the overseas markets.” Mr. Jacky Liang, Managing Director at Techwise said “We are delighted to join forces with DS Global and present the combined strength of both companies to our clients. We will continue focusing on offshore renewables and deep water pipelay projects in the region and stay motivated to achieve higher customer satisfaction”. “ HUANQIU 1200 ” is a rigid s-lay and heavy lift vessel with an enhanced Dynamic Position Class 2. She is capable of supporting shallow and deep subsea developments as well as offshore wind farm developments. The vessel was acquired by DS Global in May 2021 and is currently working on offshore wind farm projects in China.

PS> Built in Singapore:

VanOord is gearing up for bigger and heavier wind turbines to be installed worldwide:

Coming to the USEC??

They have also ordered another Cable-laying vessel from Vard:

They already got the Nexus, delivered from Damen Shipyard in 2014:

Crane accident on Alfa Lift while under testing:

Everybody wants in on the market for WTIVs:

The potential in the US market is a big part of the draw for investors and operators alike.
(If you think JP Morgan is in this to play their part for global good you need your head examined)

How to move from bulkers to WTIVs in one “easy step”(?):

The recently rebuilt 2000 Harland & Wolff built 213 mtr long and 49 mtr width BOKALIFT 2 (ex drillship GSF Jack Ryan) enroute from the United Arab Emirates to Xiamen (China) transited the Singapore Strait last Sunday with a speed of 9 knots
Photo: Piet Sinke (c)

Assemble wind turbine ready to be installed on floating foundation by SSCV Saipem 7000

More WTIV capable of handling 20 Mw turbine components are coming on the market:

And one more newbuilding on the way:

Offshore wind is fast becoming THE Offshore business:

Taller than the Eiffel Tower:

Eneti cancel their plans for US built JA compliant WTIV:

“Better Bild Bigger” if you want to stay in the offshore wind turbine installation business:

Ulstein is getting aggressive in the offshore wind installation market:

Here is why: