Skip to main content

ULSTEIN TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING FOR US ROCK INSTALLATION VESSEL

ULSTEIN TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING FOR US ROCK INSTALLATION VESSEL

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 

The scope of work includes the selection of vessel main equipment with integration engineering plus the start of detail design. Awarding this contract is intended to advance the engineering work, ensuring the vessel is on schedule to meet its operational target of mid-2024.

Mike Greenwood Sr, project sponsor, GLDD, said: “It is a privilege to work with Ulstein on this landmark project as they continue to bring global best practices, expertise and creativity to the design of this first-of-its-kind US vessel. Given the priority the White House has placed on the offshore wind market, special-built vessels such as this will serve as the critical foundation for the advancement of this key industry.”

According to a World Energy Report analysis, more than 30 major US offshore wind projects are forecast to be developed over the next 10 years, injecting nearly US$88bn of Capex and a US$2.8bn annual Opex opportunity across marine-related support industries.

Edwin van Leeuwen, MD Ulstein Design & Solutions, added: “Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the design process and cooperation with GLDD has been highly productive and efficient. All credits to both GLDD and Ulstein project teams that have been working on this project since June 2020 from their home offices. Ulstein’s strength and added value to customers are reflected in this engineering contract. This is the result of the close cooperation between our design and engineering teams in the Netherlands, Norway and Poland as well as using Ulstein’s long shipbuilding competence."

The vessel will be built at a yet-to-be-selected US shipyard. To meet general US working practices, Ulstein has developed the design completely in the imperial system, rather than converting metric dimensions at a later stage.

Reader Comments (0)

There are currently no comments on this article. Why not be the first and leave your thoughts below.

Leave Your Comment

Please keep your comment on topic, any inappropriate comments may be removed.

Return to index