Wind Turbine Installation Vessel launching and Construction Supervision Contract

Thursday 11 October 2018

Ouyang Offshore Co., Ltd. launched its new-build wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment Co., Ltd.’s yard in Jiangsu, China. Further, the Chinese shipowner has awarded Aqualis Offshore a contract to supervise the construction of a second wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 2.

The wind turbine installation vessel is a self-elevating vessel with a large open deck. A wind turbine installation vessel can rapidly raise its hull clear of the water to provide a stable platform from which offshore construction and maintenance work can be conducted.

Ouyang Offshore’s wind turbine installation vessel is a four-legged, DP1, self-propelled vessel with a working depth of 50 meters. It can house up to 75 people and is suitable for offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance work.

Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, supervised the construction of the OuYang 1 wind turbine installation vessel. The company’s on-site team monitored and supervised the construction of the wind turbine installation vessel, to ensure that all work was carried out in accordance with the contract specifications plus flag and class requirements.

Aqualis Offshore’s offices in Shanghai and Singapore managed the construction supervision for OuYang 1 and will now take on the same role for OuYang 2 new-build wind turbine installation vessel. Aqualis Offshore’s contract value has not been disclosed.