Aberdeen company W3G Marine has designed an offshore windfarm construction vessel that draws heavily on oil and gas construction practice
Aberdeen company W3GM says there will be a significant undersupply of assets . . . ships and crane barges . . . suitable for installing the huge number of offshore turbines scheduled for planting in UK waters under the Round Three programme.
AN ABERDEEN company is developing a new generation offshore windfarm installation ship that draws on the success of oil and gas construction practices.
Moreover, W3G Marine (W3GM) and Dutch shipyard/specialist engineering group IHC Merwede have agreed to collaborate on the development of W3GM's patented design for the concept vessel, known as OWTIS (offshore wind turbine installation ship).
W3G Marine Ltd and IHC Merwede work together on the design of an Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Ship (OWTIS)
W3G Marine (W3GM) and IHC Merwede have agreed to collaborate on the development of W3GM's patented design for an offshore wind turbine installation ship (OWTIS).
The OWTIS concept has major advantages over existing assets, not least in its ability to improve offshore safety by necessitating fewer tasks to be performed offshore. It is environmentally friendly - as it has no contact with the seabed - and able to operate in harsh weather and deploy large loads. The OWTIS concept is not limited by water depth and is readily transferable to the oil and gas heavy-lift market.
IHC Merwede is focussed on the continuous development of design and construction activities for the specialist maritime sector. It is the global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment - with vast experience accumulated over decades - and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction.
W3G Marine is a company based in Aberdeen, Scotland. The company was founded by three engineers who have a vast experience in offshore installation, gained in the oil and gas industry. The individual directors have all been associated with projects which involve the installation of structures offshore and the defining, building, converting and operating of offshore construction ships.