For these mission, contractors rely on MSPE power to handle different heavyweight jobs. 96 Cometto self-propelled modular axle lines are used to move a 3,700 tons offshore substation jacket including loading support in South Korea.
It’s a part of an important energy project for this Asian region. In Changhua in western Taiwan, a 900MW class offshore jacket will be installed: the so called Greater Changhua OWF Wind Farm Project. One of the top offshore wind power generation companies, ORSTED Wind Power in Denmark is the developer and KEPPEL in Singapore acts as the contractor.
96 axle lines in open compound
A key element for the installation of these plants is the offshore substation jacket, the lower base part of an offshore jacket. With a length of 49.5 meters, a height of 48.5 meters and a width of 47.5 meters, this giant is transported on a total of 96 axles of Cometto MSPE self-propelled modular transporters supported by 8 Power Pack Units.
It’s a combined cooperation of the South Korean companies DaeMyung and Global. The SPMTs are from the Cometto EVO2 series that offers a payload of 60 tons per axle line. The challenging job is executed on the shipyard of Samgang S&C where the convoy covers the distance over 300 meters to the dock in Goseong. Here, a floating crane is waiting for the next stage towards the destination on the high seas.
Publication date: 08/2021