The SOV BIBBY WAVEMASTER HORIZON moored in Emden Photo : Ian Betteridge ©
A windfarm SOV called WInd of Hope was detained after failing port state control in the UK in August:
mv ROTRA VENTE spotted upon arrival Hull for a regular port call! During discharge operations:
Photo: Iain Ritchie
Fincantieri-controlled Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has struck a deal with Ålesund-based Norwind Offshore for the construction of up to four commissioning service operations vessels (CSOVs) and sales and conversion of one platform supply vessel into a...
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From smp.no today:
FYI: this has nothing to do with Green Yard Kleven or the Kleven family in Ulstein. Maren Kleven Fox and Magnus Kleven are the children of the leader and majority owner of Bunker Oil, Jan Magnus Kleven.
Here is the people behind the new Norwind company:
From left:Maren Kleven Fox, Magnus Kleven, Sverre Olav Farstad, Jon Ketil Gjørtz, Sverre Andreas Farstad, Svein Leon Aure, Espen Volstad and Eivind Volstad PHOTO: TORBJØRN SANDBAKK
In the past SOVs were mostly only built when they they had a contract already lined up in advance with a specific charter.
Recently we have seen Rem Offshre and now Norwind order some SOVs speculatively with no specific charterer lined up.
I guess they are looking at all the planned offshore windfarms that will need an SOV and are gambling that charterers will hire their boats because they are already in the process of building them.
Wind farm jackets passing the main drag at Broughty Ferry en route to Dundee
Photo: Eric Coull ©
The ROTRA MARE arrived in Delfzijl where she will be rebuilt by Royal Niestern Sander and Holland Shipyards Group for the transport of the next generation wind turbine.
If you have the time and interest, here is a long video from the WFIV Wind Osprey (ex Pacific Osprey), working on the Dan-Tysk Wind Farm off Sylt:
The CSV Rem Offshore has been delivered from Green Yard Kleven and was named in her home port of Fosnavåg today. (From smp.no):
Big celebration when “Rem Energy” was named in Fosnavåg
It was a young and proud godmother, Birthe Marie Remøy (15), who could solemnly proclaim the name «Rem Energy», and wish the state-of-the-art offshore wind vessel luck on all the world’s oceans. The ceremony was held at Mjølstadneset in Fosnavåg and acknowledged with cheers when the godmother smashed the champagne bottle against the hull.
Godmother Birthe Marie Remøy (15) with father Jørn Remøy.
Godmother Birthe Marie Remøy (15) with champagne bottle
Type: Havyard 833 CSV
Construction Service Vessel
Length: 89.7 m
Extended: 19.6 m
Equip with three cranes
Furnished for 99 people
W2W - walk to work walkway, for extra safety
Preliminary offer for zero-emission operation with fuel cells and battery pack of 12,000 kWh
PHOTO: GUNNAR WIIK
One more newbuilt SOV.
This time built in Vietnam for operation in Taiwan:
CSOV Rem Energy was delivered from Green Yard Kleven today.
Ahead of schedule and now on her way to Bremerhaven to enter into a long charter with Siemens Gemseas
From smp.no today:
Green Yard Kleven has handed over Rem Energy
Here is Rem Energy on November 20 at Mjølstadneset in Herøy. Now the ship has been handed over. PHOTO: GUNNAR WIIK
Project leader Eirik Pedersen from Green Yard Kleven says he wants to congratulate Rem Offshore on a fantastic ship.
We are proud to have built this beautiful ship, and also that we have delivered it before the original delivery deadline, he says in the press release.
Flag exchange and handover of the offshore wind vessel Rem Energy took place at Green Yard Kleven on Friday.
Flag change:Upon delivery of Rem Energy. From left: Asbjørn Vattøy and Jan Sivert Hellandsvik Sandøy, Vegard Grimstad, Fredrik Remøy, Eirik Pedersen, Kjetil Bollestad and Cecilie Hjorth
Now the ship is ready to go on assignment.
Vegard Grimstad is project manager at Rem Offshore. He is impressed that Kleven has managed to deliver such a complex project with high quality within the time frame.
This has been an incredibly good ship, and it is thanks to the close and good collaboration we have had with Green Yard Kleven and their subcontractors, says Grimstad.
The hybrid ship Rem Energy is built for the future with the environment in mind and is, among other things, supplied with catalysts to clean the exhaust and a large battery pack. The ship is also ready to deploy more batteries and a warning for zero-emission fuel solutions in the future, the press release states. Rem Energy is the 20th ship Kleven is building for Rem Offshore.
Godmother Birthe Marie Remøy (15) christened the ship at the quay at Mjølstadneset in Herøy on 20 November.
Looks a very nice vessel. It has the SMST gangway that can be used on the port or starboard side, much better than the gangways that only be used on one side.
It is bizarre when you see SOVs being built for exposed parts of the North Sea that have gangways that can only be used on one side. For harsh weather both sides is far better.
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A battery-powered Wind Farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) receiving electrical power, generated by a wind farm, and transferred by a Bluewater E-buoy. During charging, the vessel is moored to the buoy and power consumption by thrusters is minimized. This concept can assist wind farm operators to meet their Net Zero Carbon targets while ensuring the uptime of their wind farms.
One more SWATH type CTV for Offshore Windservice A/S:
The VIKING NEPTUNE inbound for Rotterdam Photo : Willem Holtkamp (c)
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