South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has scored a hat-trick of approvals in precept (AiPs) for its LNG + SOFC wind turbine set up vessel (WTIV).
Backed by classification societies American Delivery Bureau (ABS), DNV and Lloyd’s Register, the so-called ECO-WTIV complies with new emissions targets via the adoption LNG-fueled engines, strong oxide gasoline cells (SOFC), and power storage system (ESS), which might, in keeping with SHI, cut back CO2 emissions by round 50% in comparison with present ships powered by diesel engines.
“Because the offshore wind trade grows, which is likely one of the pillars of the Inexperienced New Deal Coverage, there shall be extra demand for WTIVs. It is extremely significant now that we secured our impartial mannequin that includes numerous cutting-edge inexperienced applied sciences,” stated Wang Ok. Lee, vice chairman of SHI offshore enterprise division.
In December 2020, SHI additionally teamed up with Korean wind turbine tools producer Hyosung Heavy Industries to develop a brand new jacking system for the WTIV.
To this date, SHI has delivered three WTIV models, with first order relationship again to 2010.