Drydocks World delivers jack-up barges
Drydocks World delivers two jack-up barges for wind farm installation
The Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World, has delivered two jack-up platforms for wind farm installation from its yard on Batam Island, Indonesia.
The self elevating barges, designed by Holland’s GustoMSC, will be deployed in European waters involved in wind farm installations and related activities.
Designed with a 55.5 m x 32.2 m x 5 m hull, a 300 tonnes-capacity mounted pedestal crane together with four cylindrical legs, 3.0 m in diameter and 78.85 m in length, each platform is designed for operations in water depths up to 40 m – in and around the Southern North Sea, which provides rough conditions and frequent gales.
“These barges will be used specifically for wind farm installation activities, which is one of the industries (alternative energy or power generation) that we are actively pursuing, given that our ship repair, conversion and new building capabilities can be easily extrapolated to suit this growing industry’s requirements,” said Denis Welch, CEO of Drydocks World – Southeast Asia.