Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
A wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) is a specialized marine vessel designed for the installation, maintenance, and servicing of offshore wind turbines. These vessels play a crucial role in the rapidly growing renewable energy industry, as they are essential for deploying wind farms in offshore locations.
Delivered in August 2012, the INNOVATION is a self-propelled powerful jack-up built by CRIST S.A. shipyard in Gdynia (Poland). The vessel had been designed and constructed according to the requirements and under the survey of the Germanischer LLoyd.
The ECO-WTIV model named SLW-FUEL CELL features LNG propulsion but also solid oxide fuel cells and energy storage system, according to SHI.
The new ship will be equipped with a telescopic crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 2,500 tonnes and a maximum lifting height of 165 meters.