SC-14000XL jack-up design with Telescopic Crane for Japan
Early August Japanese construction conglomerate Shimizu Corporation ordered the construction of the GustoMSC SC-14000XL jack-up with an integrated Telescopic Leg Crane with the shipyard Japan Marine United. This unit will be the largest self-elevating platform for offshore wind installation to date in Japan and capable of installing wind turbines up to 12 MW.
This positions Shimizu Corporation as one of the key players in offshore wind installation in this region, as there is no vessel available that can cope with the installation of the larger turbines.
GustoMSC has worked with Shimizu Corporation on the design of the vessel, while Shimizu will work in cooperation with Fukada Salvage Construction on the operations management of the vessel. The JMU shipyard will carry out the construction of the unit with an expected delivery late 2022.