CIMC Raffles Delivers Latest Generation Integrated Large-Scale Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
On December 24, the "Boqiang 3060" wind turbine installation vessel, autonomously designed and built by CIMC Raffles, was named and delivered at the Yantai base in Shandong. Wang Jianzhong, Secretary of the Party Committee and President of CIMC Raffles, Chen Chunping, Chairman of Boqiang Heavy Industry, Wang Yigang, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of ICBC Leasing, Yuan Xinyong, General Manager of Huali Electric Heavy Industry, Zheng Nan, Deputy Director of the Marine Industry Department of the Headquarters of the China Classification Society, and others attended the ceremony; Qian Hong, Member of the Party Committee and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ICBC Leasing, as the ambassador, named the ship; the guests at the scene pushed the pole together to bless the project's voyage.
"Boqiang 3060" wind turbine installation vessel is managed and operated by Boqiang Heavy Industry, financed by ICBC Leasing, and autonomously designed and built by CIMC Raffles. It will first provide offshore wind turbine installation services for Huali Electric Heavy Industry, bringing together the power of green finance and manufacturing to support the transformation and upgrading of China's ship and marine engineering industry and jointly assist in achieving the "dual carbon" goals.
"Boqiang 3060" wind turbine installation vessel is the "best in China" in terms of operational water depth, variable deck load, and lifting and hoisting capacity. It is an important tool for exploring deep-sea wind energy resources and strengthening the capability of offshore wind power engineering construction. It will inject strong innovative power into China's energy structure transformation and marine economic construction.
As the latest generation of large-scale integrated deep-sea wind turbine installation vessels in China, the ship has a total length of 133 meters, a width of 53 meters, a depth of 11 meters, a maximum operating water depth of over 70 meters, a maximum speed of 8.4 knots, a total variable load of 11,000 tons, a deck operating area of about 4800 square meters, and can transport and install 4 sets of 12 MW or 3 sets of 16 MW offshore wind turbine units. It is currently the only new generation of wind turbine installation vessel in China that can carry the entire tower tube. It is equipped with a 2200-ton pile-driving offshore crane produced by Huisman, which meets the installation requirements of future 20 MW wind turbines. The pile leg length is 120 meters (extendable to 136 meters), equipped with 8-inch gear plates, with better resistance to fatigue, wear, and impact. The design standards meet the operational requirements of Chinese waters, Southeast Asian waters, and European waters, and it is classified by the China Classification Society. The ship is the "best in China" in terms of operational water depth, variable deck load, and lifting and hoisting capacity. It has the characteristics of a longer working window, higher installation efficiency, lower carbon emissions, and more economical operation.
Wang Jianzhong, President of CIMC Raffles, stated at the delivery ceremony of "Boqiang 3060" that in response to the major strategic needs of the country, CIMC Raffles has conducted in-depth layout in the field of marine clean energy represented by offshore wind power. As the flagship project of CIMC Raffles in the offshore wind power business line, "Boqiang 3060" carries the belief of independent innovation and mastery of core technologies by Chinese marine workers, and the mission of CIMC Raffles and its business partners to serve the country's industry and assist the "dual carbon" strategy. Its delivery and production have profound significance.
As one of China's important clean energy sources, the large-scale development of offshore wind power has a significant impact on the realization of the "3060" dual carbon goal. The "Boqiang 3060" wind turbine installation vessel, managed and operated by Boqiang Heavy Industry, and provided with financial guarantee by ICBC Leasing, and autonomously designed and built by CIMC Raffles, will first provide offshore wind turbine installation services for Huali Electric Heavy Industry, promoting the stable and far-reaching development of China's offshore wind power.
In the future, CIMC Raffles will work hand in hand with industry partners, bringing together the power of green finance and manufacturing, and continue to support the transformation and upgrading of China's ship and marine engineering industry with the concept of "made in China, serving China", and contribute to the high-quality development of offshore wind power and the realization of the "3060" dual carbon goals.