Singapore group Vallianz Holdings and Dutch yard Royal IHC have entered into a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the design and construction of a next-generation wind farm service operation vessel (SOV).
Designed by Royal IHC to meet the evolving needs of offshore wind farms, the battery-hybrid-propelled SOV features advanced levels of integration and autonomy with high operational efficiency. The technology aims to enable high levels of safety, reliability and workability from a low-cost base with reduced emissions during operation.
The SOV is also set to be ready for true zero-emission operations by using full battery offshore charging system and alternative fuels for propulsion without sacrificing operational functionality and allowing for a more sustainable performance. The SOV will be constructed at PT United Sindo Perkasa, part of the Vallianz group, which operates a shipyard in Batam, Indonesia.
To facilitate the building and future operations of the SOV, vallianz and Royal IHC have signed a memorandum of understanding with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG which will provide ship management services for the SOV.
Vallianz and Royal IHC team up to support offshore wind farms