JMU hosts hull steel-cutting ceremony

December 07, 2020

JMU hosts hull steel-cutting ceremony

for Shimizu latest wind turbine installation vessel

Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) hosted a hull steel-cutting ceremony at their Kure shipyard on November 2, 2020, for Shimizu Corporation’s self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel. Adhering to COVID-19 safety measures, representatives from both Shimizu and Fukada Salvage & Marine Works, the vessel operator, attended the modest ceremony and toured the JMU shipyard.

Equipped with a GustoMSC™ telescopic leg crane and rack and pinion jacking system, the 142 m long by 50 m wide vessel will accommodate 130 people once completed. The GustoMSC designed vessel will be the largest self-elevating platform for offshore wind installation in Japan and capable of installing next generation wind turbines.

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