Awilco affiliate Integrated Wind Solutions (IWS) has booked two more two walk-to-work commissioning service operations vessels (CSOV) at China Merchants Industry Holdings for delivery in Q2 2025. The latest order, worth €105m ($114.2m), will take the...
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The Skywalker Class CSOVs are designed by Kongsberg Marine:
The CSOVs ordered in India by Pelagic Wind will be built to Kongsberg design:
On 4 February 2023, the Windea Leibniz upgrade was completed at Ulstein Verft. With an increase of cabins from 60 to over 80, the vessel has transitioned from an SOV to a CSOV. Additionally, the yard has installed one extra pedestal on the stern for...
Ahead or astern makes no difference:
With the development of Floating Wind Turbines follows special installation and support vessels:
Vard Electro has signed a contract with Ulstein Shipyard for the delivery of its SeaQ Communication system onboard two construction service operation vessels (CSOVs). The end customer is Olympic with planned delivery in the first half of 2024:
Olympic’s future CSOV fleet:
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Norway’s Edda Wind has contracted Fincantieri-controlled compatriot shipbuilder Vard for the construction of up to eight commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) making it the top player in the offshore wind service vessel arena. The...
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The design is VARD 4-25:
The new VARD 4 25 design is developed to meet Edda Wind’s high focus on flexibility, operability, efficient logistics and environmental-friendly solutions. The vessels are designed with VARD’s new hull form for optimized seakeeping abilities and low fuel consumption.
The series of vessels will be prepared for green fuels and energy carriers and will have the flexibility to adapt to various types of fuels in the future. The CSOVs will be equipped with the latest technology for energy efficient HVAC, power generation and propellers.
VARD has signed contracts for four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for Edda Wind. - VARD
The Damen Shipyards group built CSOV BIBY WAVEMASTER 1 stand by on DP at the Texelstroom near Oudeschild (Texel)
Photo: Willem Wilstra – Drachten (c)
Prysmian Group’s Cable layer Leonardo DA VINCI berthed at the port of Tyne, UK.
Photo: Capt Alex (c)
HLV BIGROLL BEAUFORT navigating the Dutch coastal waters.
Photo: Flying Focus Aerial Photography www.flyingfocus.nl ©
Next generation service vessel for both OWF and O&G markets:
Ulstein started to develop vessels for the offshore oil & gas industry in the 1970s, and dedicated vessels for the offshore wind industry after 2000. The next-generation offshore energy vessels must be flexible and able to work year-round, and we...
Could these vessels be built at a shipyard near you?
Why not, Ulstein designed vessels have been built at yards all over the world before and will be again.
Does anyone know how Dominion Energy and Blue Ocean Marine plan on crewing the Charybdis, the new Jones Act Offshore Wind Installation Vessel? Im asking more for the ship crew side and not technicians and industrial personnel. Though im curious on them as well, because majority of the experience comes from overseas. Will these USA mariner jobs be union or direct hire?
The first offshore wind service operations vessel (SOV) built in the United States is taking shape. The 262-foot long SOV, named ECO Edison, is being built by Edison Chouest Offshore...
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Due for delivery in 2024.
She will have a new type of motion compensated gangway and logistics support systems from Ulmatec:
Norway-based Ulmatec has secured a contract for the supply of a motion compensated gangway and logistics support systems for ECO Edison, the first-ever US-flagged Jones Act-compliant service operations vessel (SOV).
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If can ships have leg then why can’t pigs fly?:
I think that Bibby are the only UK owned SOV operator.
North Star claim to be a UK company but are owned by a Swiss company called Partners Group.
Although thought of a Danish a couple of years ago Esvagt were bought by a UK based company called 3i so might be classed as UK owned, but the ownership of 3i is a bit opaque.
“Edda Brint” arrived Montrose last week Thursday:
Both photos: Dave Dodds via NSF
IIRC, that’s who Crowley partnered with to build their SOVs. All press releases called them a Danish company.