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SHI'S ECO-WIND FARM SHIP DESIGN RECEIVES AiP FROM THREE CLASS SOCIETIES

SHI'S ECO-WIND FARM SHIP DESIGN RECEIVES AiP FROM THREE CLASS SOCIETIES

Friday, April 9, 2021 

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has ventured into the expanding renewable energy market by developing its own Eco-friendly Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) concept, including various green technologies, and which has now received Approval in Principle (AiP) for its Eco-WTIV from three major classification societies, ABS, DNV and Lloyds Register.

The Eco-WTIV, a low carbon emission vessel, employing LNG fuelled engines, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), and energy storage system (ESS) is compliant with new emissions targets thanks to the adoption of these eco-friendly technologies, which aim to reduce CO2 emissions by about 50% compared to existing ships powered by diesel engines and save operating costs significantly with high power efficiency.

SHI says that the receipt of an AiP proves SHI has a verified state of the art Eco-WTIV through extensive experience in LNG productions like Floating LNG (FLNG). This independent WTIV model is expected to help to discover a cost-effective supply chain. In December 2020, SHI partnered with Hyosung Heavy Industries, a Korean wind turbine gear unit equipment producer, for developing the enhanced and cost-effective jacking system, which is core equipment of WTIV.

Wang K. Lee, VP Offshore Business, SHI said: “As the offshore wind industry grows, which is one of the pillars of the Green New Deal Policy, there will be more demand for WTIVs. It is very meaningful now that we secured our independent model featuring diverse cutting-edge green technologies.”

SHI has accumulated technologies and experience in WTIV construction, having successfully delivered three units after becoming the first shipbuilder in Korea to receive an order to build a WTIV in 2010.

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