Ørsted Taiwan has selected Mammoet-Giant Taiwan – a joint venture between Mammoet Taiwan’s Giant Heavy Machinery Services – to provide marshalling and lifting services for 66 suction bucket jackets for the Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms.

Mammoet-Giant Taiwan wins Changhua work

Mammoet-Giant will deliver a comprehensive turnkey service for the project, calling upon its expertise in marshalling services, its pool of specialist heavy lifting and transport equipment and dedicated personnel. It will manage the complete quayside scope with the aim of reducing interfaces and minimising project risks, while ensuring high utilisation levels and minimal disruption to port facilities.   

It has selected its 5,000-tonne capacity SK 350 ring crane to support those goals. Operating from a single location, the SK 350 will lift the 2,500-tonne suction bucket jackets directly from deck carriers to the quayside and after temporary storage on site, onto deck carriers ferrying the jackets to the installation vessel in the field. This methodology will eliminate the need for vessel repositioning during offloading and loading operations, Mammoet explained.
The crane’s design enables it to operate in the region’s high wind speeds, mitigating schedule risks and optimising loading speeds. This reduces vessel turnaround times at the port to a minimum, resulting in multiple cost reductions and further schedule optimisation.