Mammoet-Giant JV supports manufacturing of Taiwan’s first wind turbine jacket foundations
Wide range of lifting and transport technology enables time and cost efficiencies
A joint venture between Mammoet and Giant Heavy Machinery Services has started working with Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation, a marine engineering subsidiary of China Steel Corporation to provide assembly, transportation and load-out services for Taiwan’s first locally fabricated wind turbine jacket foundations, on site at its manufacturing facility.
Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation commented, “We are excited to leverage Mammoet-Giant JV’s engineering expertise to assist us with the design of lifting arrangements that will ensure efficient and safe operations. Mammoet-Giant JV’s wide range of lifting and transport technology is enabling time and cost efficiencies for this project.”
Mammoet-Giant JV will be performing the assembly, transportation and load-out of the jackets, which each weigh approximately 1,200t. The PTC200-DS Ring Cranewill assemble the jackets by first upending the lower jacket structure before installing both the upper structure and transition pieces at a single location.
72 axle lines of SPMT will then transport each jacket up to 1,200m from the jacket fabrication line to a storage area. Four jackets are expected to be simultaneously assembled near the PTC200-DS Ring Crane while the crane will also complete multiple heavy lifts to load-out each jacket onto the barge, thus increasing time efficiency for this project. The project is a joint effort between SDMS and renewable energy company Ørsted, with the aim to deliver jacket foundations and knowledge transference to develop Taiwan’s offshore wind supply capacity.
Mammoet helps clients improve construction efficiency and optimize the uptime of plants and installations. For that purpose, Mammoet offers solutions for lifting, transporting, installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures in the petrochemical, offshore, power, and civil industries. We believe our business is about time: uptime, turnaround time and time to market. To our customers, time is the currency that matters most. That’s why we strive to bring their deadlines forward. It’s an integrated daily effort, shared by everyone at Mammoet, in every aspect of our services: creative engineering, careful planning and safe delivery. For more information, visit www.mammoet.com.