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Chinese offshore wind contractor Huadian Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed a charter agreement for a jack-up vessel that will be able to install turbines with capacities of up to 20MW.
HHI’s announcement of the charter agreement on the Shanghai Stock Exchange stated the vessel, called Huadian Boqiang CIMC Julong 01, will be leased for three years.
On 31 December 2021, HHI signed the charter agreement with Shanghai Boqiang Heavy Industry Group, with a three-year rental fee is set at Yuan648m (€90m).
Huadian Boqiang CIMC Julong 01 is under construction at CIMC Raffles Yantai shipyard.
On 17 April 2021, Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Engineering, HHI and Boqiang Heavy Industry held a signing ceremony for the “3060 Series Offshore Wind Power Installation Vessel (3060 WTIV Plan)” project in Yantai, which includes Huadian Boqiang CIMC Julong 01.
The flagship 3060 jack-up features 120-metre-long legs for water depths of up to 65 metres.
It is slated to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023 from CIMC Raffles.