Jones Act compliant WTI vessel study

November 07, 2017

Jones Act compliant WTI vessel study

Last week the states of Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island have published the report GustoMSC had been working on for the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA).
The report is aimed at understanding what is required for a wind turbine installation vessel on the US East Coast from technical and financial perspectives.
 
Currently there is no equipment available in the US that is capable of installing present and future heavy foundations and turbines, due to insufficient carrying & lifting capability in terms of both capacity and height. With various US design solutions, ranging from the large self-propelled jack-up design (NG-9800C-US) and the NG-3750C feeder unit to a low cost installation jack-up (SEA-3250-LT), GustoMSC provides a full range of options to resolve this bottleneck for the US offshore wind market based on different operational and financial scenarios.
 
In relation to the above, we recently promoted the SEA-3250-LT; a dedicated low CAPEX wind turbine installation solution for the emerging US offshore wind market. It’s a rationalized jack-up design, peeled down to the essence of safe and efficient wind installation. The SEA-3250-LT is designed to operate in the typical environmental conditions of the US NE-coast and in water depths of up to 148 ft (45 m).
 
 
The report can be downloaded here:
https://www.northeastwindcenter.org/resources/us-jones-act-compliant-off...
 

 

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