DNV has created a new class sign for deck carriers to accelerate classification of this important emerging ship type. Deck carriers are needed in growing numbers to transport the oversized components of current and next-generation offshore wind turbines.
As the energy transition picks up speed and wind turbine sizes continue to grow, these specialized ships play a key role in transporting rotor blades and tower sections that are too large to fit into the cargo holds of conventional multipurpose or heavy-lift vessels. With a front deckhouse, a large, open, low-lying deck space instead of a cargo hold, and strong hull and deck reinforcements, this ship type can carry cargo of nearly any size, such as blades stacked several layers high, without obstructing the line of sight from the bridge.
Read in our article on #maritimeimpact how the simplicity of the design makes these vessels economical to build, load and operate, especially when they are optimized for minimum carbon emissions. https://dnv.social/33T