Esvagt awards new build SOV to Cemre (Source: Cemre Shipyard)

Esvagt invests in SOV capable to operate on green fuels

Cemre Shipyard, Turkey, has an order from Danish offshore vessel owner Esvagt and Danish energy group Orsted for a service operation vessel (SOV) which can operate on green fuels. Orsted and Esvagt had recently decided to take a step to help decarbonise offshore operations.

The 93m-long and 19.6m-wide vessel will be constructed according to DNV rules. Speed will be about 14 knots. Accommodation will be provided for 124 persons.

The SOV will be powered by batteries and dual-fuel engines, capable of sailing on renewable e-methanol, in turn produced from wind energy and biogenic carbon. The vessel will provide a highly efficient workspace together with safe transfer of the technicians at the wind farm via a motion-compensated gangway as well as a crane to lift heavy spare parts. The design was developed by the Norwegian marine architect HAV Design in cooperation with Esvagt.

Once delivered by the end of 2024, the SOV will serve Orsted's 1.3-GW Hornsea 2 wind farm, situated off the British east coast.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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