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Undersea rocks compliant with the Class First Jones Law from ABS

The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock’s new Jones Law-compliant submarine rock-mounted vessel was the first such vessel to enter the U.S. market and will be built in the ABS class by Philly Shipyard, Inc, ABS said Thursday. ..

The ship transports up to 20,000 MT of rock and strategically deposits it on the seabed to scoured and protect offshore wind farm foundations, cables, and other structures.

Compliance with certain UN Sustainable Development Goals related to ship design, outfits and layout is recognized and awarded the ABS SUSTAIN-2 notation. The ABS SUSTAIN notation establishes a route for sustainability certification and reporting.

ABS has been supporting the project since 2020 and has recently reviewed the basic design of 140.5 meters. Vessels install EPA Tier 4 engines and plug-in features to get power from the shore during loading. Vessels will now be able to navigate on biofuels and will be equipped with active emission control technology to reduce their CO2 emissions and minimize NOx emissions. The installed battery pack reduces peak load to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.



“This is an important asset in the development of the US offshore wind market and we are proud that ABS can support its development. ABS is ideal for such a highly specialized Jones Law project. We know about US regulations, but we have close ties to the entire US offshore wind chain we are headquartered in and to our global team internationally. ” Matt Tranbray, ABS Vice President, Global Offshore.

“This deal is worth about $ 197 million and is a milestone for us, the US offshore wind industry, and our country,” said Lasse Petterson. Great Lakes Dredge & Docof k President and Chief Executive Officer. “Offshore wind plays an important role in helping the United States achieve its decarbonization and clean energy goals. The unique and technologically advanced ships we are building are It is an important step in building the marine infrastructure needed for this new industry and we have great economic and environmental expectations for our country. “

“The Philly Shipyard is proud to be able to contribute to the delivery of vessels essential to achieving the country’s ambitious offshore wind targets. It is a monument that our shipyard will win this contract on the Five Great Lakes. It’s a target. ” Thomas Grunwald, Vice President and Lead Manager of US Offshore Wind Strategy and Business Development at Philadelphia Shipyards.

Submarine rock installation vessels are a state-of-the-art asset specially designed for US operations built in the ABS class. Charybdis, the first WTIV to comply with the Jones Law, is currently under construction in ABS class. The first US-registered Jones Law Offshore Wind Service Operation Vessel (SOV) ordered to date will be built in ABS class. These vessels will participate in Windserve Odyssey, the first ABS-class Crew Transport Vessel (CTV) in the United States. ABS has also issued a series of wind support vessel AIPs from European designers.

https://www.oedigital.com/news/493469-abs-to-class-first-jones-act-compliant-subsea-rock-installation-vessel Undersea rocks compliant with the Class First Jones Law from ABS

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