LR joins project to develop Jones Act-compliant turbine installation vessel

Photo: NETSCo

Lloyd’s Register North America (LR) has entered into an agreement for a joint development project (JDP) with Northeast Technical Services Company (NETSCo) to design and develop a Jones Act-compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV).

NETSCo’s WTIV design will be focused on meeting the requirements of current developments along the US East Coast and the US Great Lakes such as crane capacity, deck space and water depth.

Another key feature of the design is that it will use hull shapes that are common in the US shipbuilding market, therefore ensuring it could be built in US shipyards.

LR will review and evaluate NETSCo’s concept design to ensure the vessel complies with applicable rules and regulations. LR’s team of technical compliance experts will also evaluate the design against international codes and standards and the US Coast Guard’s Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs).

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