DEME | Orion

The ‘Orion’ is the first purpose-built floating monohulled vessel and will speed up installation of offshore wind parks considerably. C-Job and DEME, in close collaboration, developed the concept design of the floating DP3 offshore installation vessel and delivered the basic design package of the vessel to COSCO shipyard in China where the vessel was built. Besides the concept design and basic design C-Job was involved in the integration design of the major mission equipment.

‘Orion’ is equipped with a powerful, 5,000-tonne crane and is designed to handle the enormous turbines and foundations of the future. With a total installed power of 44,180 kW and at 216.5 m long, ‘Orion’ has a spacious, unobstructed deck and a deadweight that has been maximized so it can handle the heaviest monopiles, jackets and wind turbine components. ‘Orion’ recently successfully installed its first monopole at Arcadis Ost.

The vessel was delivered to DEME in 2022 and currently sails around the world to install next generation mega foundations and turbines.

DEME Orion sails away from camera
DEME Orion sails towards camera
DEME Orion at sea
DEME Orion at sea 2
birds eye view of DEME Orion at sea

Project specifications

216.5 m
49.0 m
16.8 m
Crane capacity
5,000 tons
Total installed power
44,180 kW (dual fuel)
Pay load (max)
30,000 tons
Free deck area
8,000 m2
Operating draft (max)
11.0 m
160 (to max 239) persons