The heavy lift and offshore installation vessel Green Jade has officially joined the DEME fleet. The moment was marked with a naming ceremony held at the Kaohsiung shipyard in Taiwan.

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CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) – a joint venture between CSBC and DEME Offshore – reached a final investment decision for the construction of Green Jade during June 2020, as HLPFI reported here. At the time, the joint venture said the newbuild signals its ambitions to support the development of the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the wider Asia Pacific region.

It is the second vessel of its type to join the DEME fleet, following the deployment of the offshore installation vessel Orion, which entered the fleet during 2022. 

With its 4,000-tonne crane capacity and a cargo area of 8,200 sq m, Green Jade is able to transport multiple jackets and foundation components for next generation wind turbines in a single shipment. CDWE will deploy Green Jade for the installation of offshore wind farms in Taiwan. 

DEME said that Green Jade has several contracts in the pipeline already and will initially be deployed for the installation of jacket foundations at the 298 MW Zhong Neng project.