Eneti uses option for second wind turbine installation vessel with DSME
Marine-based renewable energy player, Eneti, has exercised an option it held with the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the construction of one wind turbine installation vessel.
The company said Thursday it has entered into a binding agreement for the construction of the vessel. The contract price is $326.0 million, and the vessel will be delivered early in the second quarter of 2025.
The vessel is an NG-16000X design by GustoMSC and includes a 2,600-ton leg encircling crane from Huisman Equipment of the Netherlands. The vessel is capable of installing up to 20 Megawatt turbines at depths of up to 65 meters of water, and it can be adapted to operate on the alternate fuels of LNG or Ammonia.
In May this year, Eneti, formerly Scorpio Tankers, placed its order for the first vessel with a price tag of $330 million. The largest wind turbines currently on the market have a capacity of approximately fifteen megawatts and a tip height of over 250 metres. It is expected that the first twenty-megawatt wind turbines will come onto the market around 2025.