The third and last in a series of HAV 381 service operation vessels has been delivered by Norwegian shipyard, Havyard Leirvik, to Denmark’s Esvagt. The vessel is the sixth wind farm service vessel that the Sognefjorden yard has built for the Danish company.
Project manager, Vegard Skår, praised the shipbuilder’s workforce which, he said, had been adaptable and flexible. Subcontractors had also shown their support for the build project, in progress through the worst of the pandemic.
The shipyard’s managing director, Tor Leif Mongstad, said that the six wind farm support vessels completed by the company put it in a strong position in the segment, which is expanding rapidly as demand for renewable energy ramps up. The yard also specialises in the construction of battery-powered ferries.
“With the references from our contracts for battery-powered ferries and wind farm service vessels, in addition to the ferry modification and electrification assignments we are current carrying out for several ferry operators, we are now in a strong position in relation to the green maritime transition,” he said.
Havyard hands over sixth wind farm support vessel