The crane vessel DP2 Innovation (2012). Her magnificent yard model in a scale of 1:100 is a present of HGO InfraSea Solutions to our collection and is on display in our section dedicated to the offshore industries on deck 7 of the museum.
At the time of her construction, she was the most powerful, self-propelled heavy-lift jack up crane vessel worldwide: with a 1,500-ton crane and a loading capacity of up to 8,000 tons, the DP2 “Innovation” enables the safe loading and installation of, for example, wind turbines of a height of over 120 meters and heavy foundations in water depths of up to 65 meters. Comparably luxurious accommodations for 100 persons including the crew, which are expandable to 180, are available on board. Powerful installation vessels like this one have become indispensable for the current projects of the offshore industries that demand to work in increasingly deeper waters, creating larger offshore installations at further distances from the coast.
With the “Innovation”, HGO InfraSea Solutions successfully meets the high requirements of demanding offshore projects. As ship owner, the company takes on the role of ship developer and ship manager for heavy-duty crane-lifting vessels for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms and offshore oil and gas installations.
The crane vessel DP2 “Innovation” was built between 2010 and 2012 at the Crist Shipyard in Poland. A joint venture of the Beluga Group and the Hochtief AG invested 200 million Euros in her construction and the company HGO InfraSea Solutions was created in Bremen to manage her. During her building the Beluga Group went bankrupt, and the Belgian company GeoSea (part of the DEME Group) became the new partner of the project. Since 2015, GeoSea is the sole owner of this heavy-lift jack-up vessel. The main task of the “Innovation” is the installation of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Already in 2012, she took part in the creation of the Global Tech I wind farm in German waters. In 2017 she started working in the Horns Rev 3 wind farms in Danish waters. She still sails under the German flag and her home port is Bremen.
Her magnificent yard model in a scale of 1:100 is a present of HGO InfraSea Solutions to our collection and is on display in our section dedicated to the offshore industries on deck 7 of the museum.