VESSEL REVIEW | CP-16001 – Japan’s PKY Marine adds turbine installation jackup to fleet

Photo: Penta-Ocean Construction

PKY Marine, a joint venture formed by Japanese companies Penta-Ocean Construction, Kajima Corporation and Yorigami Maritime Construction, has taken delivery of a new self-elevating platform (SEP) that will undertake offshore installation duties.

CP-16001 was built by PaxOcean Engineering of Singapore at its Batam shipyard in Indonesia. Design work was provided by Dutch engineering consultancy GustoMSC.

Photo: Penta-Ocean Construction

The vessel has a length of 120 metres, a beam of 45 metres, accommodations for 100 personnel, and a Huisman fully rotating main crane with a lifting capacity of 1,600 tonnes to enable it to lift and install large offshore wind turbines and associated components. The main crane has a maximum boom length of 130 metres and a maximum height of 143 metres above the vessel’s deck, thus allowing for efficient installation of wind turbines of up to 15 MW in capacity.

The SEP itself can be raised enough to allow safe installation operations in water depths of as low as 50 metres even in areas with extreme weather and sea conditions. A dynamic positioning system meanwhile helps reduce the positioning time required when raising the platform.

The crew are housed in cabins with en suite showers and water closets, enhancing comfort during extended operations offshore.

CP-16001 will initially be deployed at Japan’s Kitakyushu Hibikanada offshore wind farm site in November 2023. The scope of the vessel’s work will include the installation of 25 units of 9.6MW turbines.

Type of vessel: Installation vessel
Flag: Japan
Owner: PKY Marine, Japan
Designer: GustoMSC, Netherlands
Builder: PaxOcean Engineering, Singapore
Length overall: 120 metres
Beam: 45 metres
Crane: Huisman
Accommodation: Cabins
Crew: 100
Operational area: Japan

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