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Mammoet-Giant JV supports manufacturing of Taiwan’s first wind turbine jacket foundations

  • Offshore Wind

  • Heavy lifting

  • Heavy transport

  • Load-in & load-out

  • Simplified management

  • Parallel operations

  • Taiwan

A 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 Crane will 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 liftto 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 Taiwans offshore wind supply capacity.