Offshore Wind Farm vessels

More CTV news. This time in the US:

An important part of an efficient SOV is the W2W Gangway and 3D motion compensated crane(s):

New class of CSOVs is under construction:

This has been mentioned here before I believe?:

Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Farm market is developing fast, incl. the need for new vessels.

Taiwan companies form joint ventures to gain technology and expertise.

Some Taiwanese companies are already venturing out on their own, or with compatriot companies:

In two stock exchange announcements on Monday morning, Kongsberg Maritime states that they have won a contract worth 18 million and 20 million euros.

The contract of 18 million euros involves what Kongsberg calls “a significant technology package” for a vessel being built at the Singapore shipyard Sembcorp for the Danish Maersk Supply Service:
The vessel will work on installing offshore wind farms. The installation vessel will operate in the US renewable market. It is expected to be completed from the yard in 2025.

And another worth 20 million euros.

This amounts to a total of just under NOK 367 million.

Very impressive ship that Maersk are building. I think it will be one of the few WTIVs in the world that can install a 15 MW turbine, almost every other one is too small.

Some WTIVs are new and they are already out-of-date because that they can’t install the latest 15 MW turbines.

After being modified for the next generations of windmill equipment, Amasus ROTRA VENTE performed her first voyage with nacelles to Rotterdam.

Newly started Norwind Offshore has declared options for the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs). The parties have also agreed on new options for two additional CSOVs to be designed and built by VARD:

One vessel will be built and outfitted in Vung Tau, Vietnam. the other will have the hull built in Romania but will be outfitted and delivered from VARD Brattvaag, Norway.

The Damen FCS 7011 AQUA HELIX
Photo: Willem Holtkamp (c)

FOB SWATH 9 during tests at the Vattenfall quayside in Ijmuiden Ijmuiden harbour.
The FOB SWATH 9 and 8 will start soon serving the Siemens Hollandse Kust Zuid wind turbine park.
Photo: Marcel Coster (c)

Amasus’ mv ROTRA MARE arriving in port of Rotterdam with a full cargo of windmill parts loaded on deck and on the gantries, which are destined for a next generation wind farm off the Dutch west coast.

There she is… doing what she was made to do:

That green beauty is Damen’s Fast Crew Supplier 7011. AQUA HELIX putting her through the final stages of her crew change trials on the North Sea, using the Ampelmann S-type motion-compensated gangway.

The next step is to take this 74-metre, 40-knot, 122-passenger vessel for a shakedown of all her systems during the sea trials. Get ready!
Source; Maasmond Newsclippings today.

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I wonder why the GOM operators are not getting in on this?

Good question, I guess it is probably because it is an unknown industry to them.

One way for them to get into it would be to form a joint venture with a European company with a lot of experience in the wind market. Think that is the case with these Windea CTVs, it is an American company but a German company with more than 10 years experience in the wind market is involved with it.

The offshore wind industry will grow a lot in the USA so it is a good area to get into.

The Wind farm Foundation Installation Vessel Orion has officially become part of the active DEME fleet:

She will be showing up on a coast near you in the not too far future: