Vessel Selection

Vessel Selection

Making the right choice

Selecting the right vessel to undertake the delivery and installation of the wind turbines is crucial for the successful completion of a project. KNUD E. HANSEN A/S can assist the client in making the right choice.

The selection of the right project vessel requires the analysis of a range of parameters including deck layout, vessel stability, structural integrity, lifting capability, and capacity and dynamic behaviour. We then utilise that data to establish a series of selection criteria that are then used to identify the best project vessel, alongside other considerations such as a vessel’s turn-around times, loading capacity and cost per nautical mile.

Key factors in vessel selection:

  • Availability and economy
  • Deck layout
  • Sea fastening
  • Vessel conversion
  • Lifting capability
  • Vessel behaviour
  • Stability