Penta-Ocean orders landmark vessel at JMU

Japan’s Penta-Ocean Construction has tapped compatriot Japan Marine United (JMU) to build the first domestically made self-elevating platform-type multi-purpose hoist vessel for wind farm installations.

The vessel will be built to a GustoMSC design. It will cost $115m and will deliver in September 2018. It was eight years ago that JMU last built an OSV-related type ship.

As well as installing wind farms, the ship can be used in pier and breakwater construction of general repair work at ports.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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