GustoMSC has unveiled an installation jack-up vessel design intended for the Jones Act-compliant market in the US.
It said the SEA-3250-LT could provide a safe and stable platform on which to lift heavy or delicate components to heights of more than 130 metres while technicians are performs assembly tasks.
“Currently there is no equipment available in the US that is capable of installing existing and future heavy foundations and turbines, due to insufficient carrying and lifting capability in terms of both capacity and height,” the company said.
“The SEA-3250-LT is a rationalised jack-up design, pared down to the essence of safe and efficient wind installation.”
The SEA-3250-LT uses a lightweight hull to maximise variable load capacity: it can carry up to two of the largest turbines while under way to an installation site.
An 800-tonne pedestal crane fitted with a boom of about 100 metres enables the installation of the latest generation of 8.0 to 9.5MW turbines and foundations.
The SEA-3250-LT is designed to operate in the typical environmental conditions of the US northeast coast and in water depths of up to 45 metres.
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