Apr 10 | 2021
Renewables Unit Created Ahead of Jumbo Venture
With offshore work poised to significantly contribute to the robustness of the multipurpose vessel sector in 2021, operators are positioning themselves to capture that business.
A sister company to SAL Heavy Lift, SAL Renewables launched in January 2021 as a specialized provider for offshore wind services and installation. SAL has since announced a planned joint venture with another breakbulk specialist, Jumbo, a combination that stands to dominate the heavy-lift capable segment. The venture is awaiting final regulatory approvals.
As far as the wind sector, SAL’s fleet consists of the 2010-built dynamic positioning, or DP, jack-up crane vessel Wind Lift I with 500-tonne capacity, a high outreach offshore crane and a fully equipped accommodation block for up to 50 people. SAL Renewables also has access to parent company Harren & Partner’s offshore DP2 heavy-lift ship Blue Giant.
“Wind Lift I represents an important enhancement of our fleet. It extends our scope of action to provide our customers with comprehensive, yet customized solutions,” said SAL Renewables’ Managing Director Heiko Felderhoff, describing the Wind Lift I as “like a Swiss Army knife.”
SAL Renewables is targeting the replacement and decommissioning of turbines as well as installation projects.
Martin Harren, managing director of Harren & Partner, described wind power as “a cornerstone of our business in the past few years,” adding that there continues to be significant projects coming up for tendering in that sector. “The world’s demand for energy is higher than ever before, and a major energy transition is currently underway. The projects resulting from this change are crucial to our business,” he said.