Crane capacity increased to 1,600 tonnes
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 — DEME Offshore’s DP2 jack-up installation vessel ‘Sea Installer’ will get a major crane upgrade when the capacity is increased from 900 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes. Being built by leading crane manufacturer Huisman, the new crane will enable ‘Sea Installer’ to handle the next generation of offshore wind turbines.
Marro Vreys, Business Unit Director WTG at DEME Offshore: “Yet again, DEME is taking the lead and supporting the development of the offshore wind industry just as it has been doing for the last 20 years. We are willing to make the necessary investment in new technology to make sure that our fleet is ready for the future. This allows us to maintain our position as the industry leader in WTG installation and also to assist the offshore wind sector as it looks to take the next step, deploying even more powerful turbines.”
To prepare for the future, DEME embarked on a multi-year fleet investment programme which has enabled the company to have the most versatile and high-tech fleet in the industry today. In order to remain a leader in turbine installation, DEME also secured an option to upgrade the crane on jack-up installation vessel ‘Sea Challenger’.
As a pioneer in the industry, DEME Offshore has an unmatched track record in offshore turbine installation. Turbines of all types and sizes have been installed at 45 different offshore wind farm projects across Europe and Asia. ‘Sea installer’ is currently being deployed at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK. Vineyard Wind 1 will be the company’s first offshore wind project in the US.
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DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, solutions for the offshore energy market, environmental and infra marine works. The company can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience is a front runner in innovation and new technologies.
DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: a rising sea level, a growing population, reduction of CO2 emissions, polluted rivers, seas and soils and the scarcity of natural resources.
While the company’s roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence in all of the world’s seas and continents. DEME can rely on 5,200 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile and modern fleet of over 100 vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, the company can provide solutions for even the most complex projects.