Offshore Wind Farm vessels

First of two hulls for CSOVs to be delivered to Olympic Shipping this year has arrived at Ulstein Shipyard:


The hull of “Olympic Boreas” was towed into Ulsteinvik on Friday.
PHOTO: STAALE WATTØ smp.no


The hull ready to be pulled into the covered outfitting dock With the gate and doors closed work can continue regardless of weather conditions.
PHOTO: STAALE WATTØ, smp.no
Source: Her blir skroget slept i land – no er verftet på opptur - smp.no
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Specs for these two:

New compact SOV for Esvagt:

Windward Offshore has activated option for two more CSOVs from VARD:

Singapore-based offshore wind vessel pure-play Cyan Renewables is aiming at the UK/European market:


The expanding activities in the offshore wind industry have initiated a new type of vessels designated as Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV). These hi-tech ships offer accomodation for service technicians combined with motion-compensated walk-to-work gangways and a powerful dynamic positioning system. Complemented by recreation facilities and some health services these vessels can stay at the offshore site for a few weeks, significantly reducing time and expenses required for the transfer of people. A typical example is EDDA BREEZE seen Feb 1st near Rendsburg with accomodation for 93 technicians and 27crew. Her impressive walk-to-work installation tower even includes an elevator. She is the lead vessel of a series built by Astilleros Gondanfor Ostensjo Rederi AB and was commissioned in 2022.
Text & Photo : Martin Lochte-Holtgreven (c)
https://eddawind.com/vessels/edda-breeze/#vessel-info


The expanding activities in the offshore wind industry have initiated a new type of vessels designated as Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV). These hi-tech ships offer accomodation for service technicians combined with motion-compensated walk-to-work gangways and a powerful dynamic positioning system. Complemented by recreation facilities and some health services these vessels can stay at the offshore site for a few weeks, significantly reducing time and expenses required for the transfer of people. A typical example is EDDA BREEZE seen Feb 1st near Rendsburg with accomodation for 93 technicians and 27crew. Her impressive walk-to-work installation tower even includes an elevator. She is the lead vessel of a series built by Astilleros Gondanfor Ostensjo Rederi AB and was commissioned in 2022.
Text & Photo : Martin Lochte-Holtgreven (c)

Her Daughter craft:

https://eddawind.com/vessels/edda-passat/

New mni-SOV design:


The world’s largest 150-meter-class piledriving barge has started its construction, undertaken by ZPMC’s Qidong Offshore Engineering. It has the world’s largest pile-lifting capacity, longest pile-driving reach and the strongest wind and wave resistance.This barge represents a significant initiative for ZPMC to bolster its core competitiveness in the construction of deep-sea bridges and offshore wind power pile foundations. Notably, the barge achieves centimeter-level precision in #deepsea pile driving positioning. Featuring an integrated pile-driving operation management system, the barge includes a real-time hydrological information system, operational assistance decision-making, automatic identification of operational procedures, and the automatic generation of pile-sinking data. This system enhances the vessel’s intelligence and digital capabilities in pile-driving operations. Moreover, this project marks the introduction of diesel-electric hybrid power technology in large-scale construction vessels. The vessel incorporates direct current grid technology, effectively reducing carbon emissions.
Source: MAASMOND PRESS CLIPPINGS 2024– 043

There are need for many different types of vessels in the OWF business:


DEME`s Offshore Installation Vessel ORION navigating the Cromarty Firth with six Monopiles onboard outbound MORAY WEST OWF.
Photo: David Meek (c)


The Van Oord “Subsea Rock Installation Vessel” BRAVENES moored in Batam, preparing for her next asignment. Photo: Rinco Hollemans (c)

https://www.vanoord.com › leaflet_bravenes