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Sep 14 - Pacific Orca

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527 Pacific Orca

The Pacific Orca is a purpose-built heavy-lift jack-up vessel owned by Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO). This self-elevating and self-propelled vessel was built for use in the offshore wind farm market. The vessel has a carrying and installation ability of up to 12 wind turbine generators.

Built:                     2012
Speed:                  13 kts
Tonnage:              24,586 t
Deadweight:        13,104 t
Length:                 161.3 m
Breadth:                 49.3 m

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The Pacific Orca can allow for installation of wind farms to a depth of 60m, as well as being able to install ultra-large Wind Turbine Generators with a capacity of 10MW or higher, which are being developed to meet the demand for larger wind farms. The vessel can be floated up to 17m above sea level, using its six jack-up legs and the 1,200t crane fixed on the vessel allows for the installation of power generation towers, power generation rooms and wings. The Pacific Orca has 111 single berth cabins, a cafeteria that seats 70 personnel, 2 day rooms, a fitness centre, 2 TV rooms, an operations office, 2 conference rooms and 4 multi-use offices. 




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