Wind Server Gets its Legs

Posted by Greg Trauthwein
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Photo: Nordic Yards

Jack-up legs installed in offshore service vessel ‘WIND SERVER’

-    Wind turbine service vessel was ordered by Danish offshore wind service provider DBB Jack-Up Services in 2012


-    With the installation of the four giant jack-up legs, a major milestone in the building of the specialized vessel has been reached

 

In Wismar, Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, today the fourth and last steel jack-up leg was settled into its jacking position on the wind turbine service vessel WIND SERVER, currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Wismar for Danish customer DBB Jack-Up Services.
During the past eight days the four huge steel pipes, which were transported to the Wismar shipyard by sea from Cuxhaven, were vertically raised and installed one by one with the aid of a giant lattice boom crane supplied specially for this project. Assistance was provided by the floating crane ‘Enak’, which from the opposite base helped to guide the legs during the erection process. Afterwards, the land-based crane lowered and inserted the steel legs into the tube guides of the vessel. The raising and installation took two days per leg.


The four 72 meter long steel legs, each weighing 430 tons, have a diameter of 3.70 meters. Upon arrival at the work location, the ‘WIND SERVER’ jacks these stilts down onto the seafloor and raises itself above the water. The innovative jacking-system ensures a safe working position for the maintenance of offshore wind turbines in water depths of up to 45 meters. The on-board crane has a lifting capacity to service even the large 5 to 8 MW turbines. The 80 meters long and 32 meters wide vessel will be delivered to DBB Jack-Up Services this summer.
 

  • Photo: Nordic Yards

    Photo: Nordic Yards

  • Photo: Nordic Yards

    Photo: Nordic Yards

  • Photo: Nordic Yards

    Photo: Nordic Yards

  • Photo: Nordic Yards
  • Photo: Nordic Yards
  • Photo: Nordic Yards
Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Damen Responds to Evolving Fishing Practices

Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam meets fishing sector’s growing needs by performing electric pulse fishing conversions   As European fishing policies evolve, so fishing techniques advance.

Maaskant Shipyards Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Maaskant Shipyards (Stellendam), part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received certification from Bureau Veritas for aligning its quality and management systems with

PIRIOU Delivers 53-meter FSIV

French boat builder PIRIOU has delivered the 11th of its 53- by 10-meter Fast Supply and Intervention Vessels (FSIV) to Suisse Outremer AG, to be operated by ABC Maritime AG.

Ship Sales

Scorpio Bulkers Modifies and Sells Shipbuilding Contracts

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announces agreements to modify and sell existing shipbuilding contracts for six capesize vessels    Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has reached agreements

Philippines to Buy Naval Assets, China Sea Dispute Simmers

The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent

Diana Acquires Newbuild Dry Bulk Vessel

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum

Environmental

Becker Marine Delivers Rudder for Largest Containership

Becker Marine Systems delivers rudder for the largest container ship in the world   At 19,000 TEU, the largest container ship in the world is now picking up speed

Port of Amsterdam to Reward Green Barges

The cleaner the vessels, the larger the discount on Inland Harbour Dues. Port of Amsterdam will be joining the Green Award program for inland barges on January 1,

BSEE Attends Arctic Council Meeting

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) David M. Moore recently traveled to Seattle, Wash., for a meeting of the Arctic Council Emergency Prevention,

Energy

Rig Moves: Mobilized for Performance

The operation of an oil field involves moving rigs or jackups in a maneuver referred to as a rig move. These complex operations require experience and the coordination of all stakeholders.

FPSO Trio Receives Side Shell Protection

SPS Overlay has yet again been used for side impact protection on three FPSOs for a major player in the offshore industry. The work was carried out at Enseada do Paraguaçu S.

INTERTANKO Launches ECA Bunker Surcharge Clauses

INTERTANKO’s documentary committee has launched bunker surcharge clauses for Emission Control Areas (ECA).   Rising bunker prices due to rising oil prices and

Naval Architecture

Damen Responds to Evolving Fishing Practices

Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam meets fishing sector’s growing needs by performing electric pulse fishing conversions   As European fishing policies evolve, so fishing techniques advance.

Damen Delivers Survey Vessel to Fugro

Fugro Frontier is the third vessel in a series received by Fugro during 2014   Three months after its last delivery, Fugro has received the third of a series

Vard Wins Farstad's OSCV Contract

Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) has secured a contract for the design and construction of one Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (“OSCV”) for Farstad Shipping (“Farstad”).

Offshore Energy

FPSO Trio Receives Side Shell Protection

SPS Overlay has yet again been used for side impact protection on three FPSOs for a major player in the offshore industry. The work was carried out at Enseada do Paraguaçu S.

Vard Wins Farstad's OSCV Contract

Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) has secured a contract for the design and construction of one Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (“OSCV”) for Farstad Shipping (“Farstad”).

US Jury Rules in Favor of Apache Corp.

Apache Corp was not in breach of contract in a lawsuit brought by Houston-based oil and gas producer W&T Offshore Inc in 2011, a federal jury found on Monday, according to a court filing.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3669 sec (3 req/sec)