Two erection ships of this type were commissioned for a shipyard in Dubai. Specially tailored to the offshore wind power sector, the ships reach water depths of up to 45 m, and at a length of 130 m and a width of 39m they carry loads of a good 5,300 t. The main crane is able to lift loads weighing up to 800 t.
In February 2012 the first ship was launched and set off for its destination in the North Sea. The second project is currently under construction.
Kuhse delivers control technology for emergency power supply
To guarantee emergency power to the two ships, Kuhse was awarded responsibility for the emergency power supply to the Caterpillar unit with a capacity of 1700 kVA. The BCG controller from Stucke is employed for this. Kuhse additionally provided technical support to the commissioning process.
Within the scope of this project a particular challenge was posed by the technical acceptance by the classification society Det Norske Veritas.