Keel laid for new turbine installation vessel for Dominion Energy

Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas (Photo: Keppel)

Keppel Offshore and Marine, through Texas-based subsidiary Keppel AmFELS, recently held a keel-laying ceremony to mark the start of construction of a new wind turbine installation vessel for US offshore wind company Dominion Energy.

Once completed, the vessel will be available for charter hire to offshore wind developers in support of several US wind projects. It is expected to be fully utilised on US East Coast projects exceeding five GW of US offshore wind construction through to 2027.

The 143- by 56-metre vessel will be equipped with a 2,200-tonne-capable main deck crane and accommodations for 119 people.

The name Charybdis has been chosen for the vessel. Delivery is scheduled for 2023.

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