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Windtech International July August 2024 issue






K Line AiP MFSV 300 200ClassNK has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) for the design of a multi-functional floating offshore windfarm support vessel (MFSV) developed by "K" Line Wind Service.

The MFSV is engineered to undertake comprehensive mooring works for floating offshore wind turbine installation, encompassing the transportation, deploying, and tensioning of mooring systems. As per the companies, the vessel incorporates a versatile concept, offering a range of solutions throughout various phases of offshore wind projects such as Survey, Transportation, Construction, and Operation & Maintenance.

ClassNK conducted the design review of the MFSV based on its Part O of Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships for work-ships, along with the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships and the Code of Safety for Ships Carrying Industrial Personnel, which is set to take effect from July 2024.

"K" Line Wind Service is a collaboration between Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., in conjunction with Japan Marine United Corporation and Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. The development of this design concept receives subsidisation from Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as part of the Green Innovation Fund Project "Technology development project for basic manufacturing and installation cost reduction for floating wind turbines".
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