OHT’s fleet of semi-submersible vessels have been busy transporting offshore equipment that will be used to support various wind farm projects in China.
Three of OHT’s five heavy transport vessels are currently transporting equipment for three separate wind projects.
Falcon has transported the jack-up barge JB118 from Abu Dhabi in the UAE to Guangzhou, China. It also delivered a 100 m-long lift boat QMS Gladiator from Abu Dhabi to Xiamen, where it will be deployed for the Changle offshore wind installation project.
Meanwhile, OHT is mobilising its vessel Albatross to transport the jack-up wind turbine installation vessel Apollo, from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Guangzhou, China, where it will be put to work on the Yuedian Shaba offshore wind installation project.
The company is also deploying its vessel Osprey to transport another self-elevating platform from Abu Dhabi to Guangzhou. The lift boat, estimated to arrive in May, will be used for offshore construction projects in southern China.
Torgeir E. Ramstad, ceo at OHT, said: “The vast offshore wind developments in China, which is fast overtaking the UK in terms of installed capacity, demands an ever-increasing requirement for installation and maintenance equipment and vessels.”
OHT said that it continues to hold the largest market share for transportation of drilling rigs but is now targeting the renewables sector, despite continued demand in oil and gas.
Roald Kaper, head of transportation for OHT, added: “These contracts are significant for OHT, aligning our strong market leading position in transportation with our vision to be a leading player in the transport and installation of offshore wind turbines, contributing to a sustainable energy supply for the future.”