Norwegian offshore energy industry services company Cecon Contracting AS has placed an order with Sefine Shipyard in Turkey to build a dual-fuel methanol-/battery-powered wind farm cable installation vessel. It is due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2025.
The vessel was developed by NSK Ship Design together with Cecon’s engineering team, Cecon said. With a battery package for hybrid energy storage and dual-fuel propulsion for methanol fuel, the vessel is said to have a significant reduction in harmful emissions. The 99.9m-long ship will be able to take more than 2800 t cable in an underdeck storage hold in addition to Cecons modular on-deck cable storage tank. It is designed as a versatile work platform, allowing it to operate in other segments of the offshore industry when not installing cable, prepared for typical offshore wind services as well as light construction work and cable repair. The vessel has an open deck of 1020 m2, a 70-ton 3D AHC crane and SPS accommodation for 100 persons.
Cecon Contracting enters construction agreement for cable vessel