Offshore wind projects depend heavily on the effectiveness of the vessels chosen to undertake the installations.
A thorough knowledge of the realistic capabilities and limits of a vessel together with an instinct for its unrealised potential can deliver substantial benefits when it comes to the successful completion of a project. KNUD E. HANSEN A/S has extensive experience in vessel design in this sector and the proven ability to design solutions for project specific requirements.
We have designed both first and second generation turbine installation vessels including the MPI Resolution for Vroon BV, the world’s first purpose-built vessel for installing wind turbines, and the heavy-purpose jack-up vessels Pacific Orca and Pacific Osprey, delivered to Swire Pacific Offshore in 2012.
KNUD E. HANSEN A/S designs vessels capable of operating effectively and profitably long into the future. Other dedicated offshore vessel projects undertaken by KNUD E. HANSEN A/S include;
For owners operating vessels that are becoming obsolescent due to the increasing size or changing type of installations; we can design modifications and task-specific equipment that will allow a vessel to take on an entirely new role. This extends the profitable life of the vessel at a fraction of the cost of a newbuilding.
Our services extend throughout the conversion process, starting at design and approvals and continuing through the build to launch and commissioning. We represent both yards and owners, and deliver designs optimally specified to meet the client’s requirements. When requested to recommend products and service providers, we evaluate all the available options and select those that best match the client’s needs, budget and location.
We provide an extensive package of services covering all aspects of QA / QC. Precise control of quality assurance and quality control procedures delivers time savings and protection against cost overruns. We provide analysis of existing measures used to monitor processes and procedures, and can make recommendations regarding revisions and alternatives that will deliver improvements in terms of quality, safety and cost.