Offshore wind

Jumbo moves first batch for its largest contract yet

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Jumbo is advancing with its largest contract to date, the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm. Jumbo has been hired to transport the monopiles and other components as well as installing 80 transition pieces. The first 10 of those pieces have now been loaded onto heavy lift vessel Fairpartner and are en route to Taiwan. 

The transition pieces were loaded in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. According to Jumbo, carrying 10 transition pieces in one go is a special feat as only a few heavy lift vessel operators can do this.

In addition to transporting and installing the transition pieces, Jumbo will also transport 40 monopolies and 120 monopile sections. The transition pieces are all transported from the Netherlands to Taiwan. The monopiles and monopile sections will be transported from Germany to Taiwan.

The contract was awarded by Yunneng Windpower Co., a Taiwanese subsidiary of German wpd AG. The 640-MW Yunlin offshore wind project is the first large multi-megawatt offshore wind project in Taiwan. It will be developed 8 kilometres off the Taiwanese west coast.

Largest contract to date

When the company won the contract in June 2019, Jumbo said the Yunlin project was its largest single contract to date. “It is particularly special as it allows us to combine the strengths of both our shipping and offshore divisions”, said Michael Kahn, Managing Director, Jumbo. “Our specialised teams, together with our partners, will provide a unique integrated T&I solution – from quayside to seabed.”

For shipping the monopiles, sections and transition pieces, Jumbo uses its heavy-lift K-class and J-class vessels as well as other third-party heavy lift vessels and deck carriers. The K-class vessels, the Jumbo Kinetic and Fairmaster, have a lift capacity of 3000 tonnes. The J-class vessels with DP2 capabilities and a lift capacity of 1800 tonnes will also be used to install the transition pieces. Jumbo operates four J-class vessels, the Fairplayer, Fairpartner, Jumbo Javelin and Jumbo Jubilee.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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