Cometto MSPEs transport 3700t Jacket in South Korea
Sustainable wind power projects are more than ever in the global focus of energy generation. For these missions, contractors can rely on Cometto MSPE power to handle the different heavyweight jobs.
In South Korea 96 Cometto self-propelled modular axle lines were used to move a 3,700t offshore substation jacket including loading support.
Part of an important energy project for this Asian region, an offshore jacket was to be installed in Changhua in western Taiwan, at the Greater Changhua OWF Project. One of the top offshore wind power generation companies, ORSTED Wind Power in Denmark is the developer and ORSTED in Singapore acts as the contractor.
A key element for the installation of these plants is the offshore substation jacket, the lower base part of an offshore platform. With a length of 49.5m, a height of 48.5m and a width of 47.5m, this giant was transported on a total of 96 axles of Cometto MSPE self-propelled modular transporters supported by 8 Power Pack Units.
In a combined operation of the South Korean companies DaeMyung and Global, the SPMTs from the Cometto EVO2 series offering a payload of 60t per axle line, carried out the transport. The challenging job was executed in the shipyard of Samgang S&C where the convoy covered the 300m to the dock in Goseong. Here, the Heerema Marine Contractors vessel, Aegir, with a 5,000t crane on board, was waiting for the next stage to the wind farm offshore on the high seas.