Offshore Wind Farm vessels

Multi purpose workboat “LIEUTENANT P” operating from the port Barrow in Furness (Scotland)
Photo: Capt Johan Trommel master Eastern Rock ©

Conversion is quicker and cheaper than newbuilding (??):

North Star’s 4 new SOVs at Vard Vung Tau are progressing:

Now; From the construction of “Grampian Tyne”

Live on board a SOV:

The 2011 Korean built and owned heavy load carrier HANJIN PIONEER loaded with wind turbine blades uplifting bunkers OPL Malta on Tuesday 11th October 2022.
Photo: Capt. Lawrence Dalli - ©

Installation of the W2W gangway at the GRAMPIAN TYNE at the VARD Vung Tau yard

News from Dec. 2020:

Now hull launched in Romania:

The hull will be towed to Vard Brattvaag in Norway for outfitting. Completion expected in Sept. 2023.

New CTV with innovative propulsion system:

MS “Energizer” is a 39 meter long CTV catamaran, built at Grovfjord Mek. Workshop.
Photo: GMV

To me that sounds a bit of green washing.
The battery capacity installed is only 271kWh, which means the usable is about 240kWh.
Considering the the engine power is 2204kW, not much can be done on batteries. Yes, you can save using the generator when in port when shore power is not available, and possibly use the battery for a short period of loitering between tower push, but it won’t be use for any “real” operation, i.e. transit, tower push-ons, etc.

Shoreside wind facilities continue to be proposed/sprout up in the NE US.

Newly designed SWAT type SOV introduced:

GC Rieber Shipping has ordered two Windkeeper vessels to be built at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey:

I read that they claim that they can do connections in up to 4.5m significant wave height.

That would be amazing if true, don’t think that there are many existing SOVs that can connect in over 3.5m Hs.

Will anybody bite?:

No bent plates or profiles required?

IWS Company presentation:

Bourbon is strategic partner:

IWS Skywalker is afloat.
Photo: Integrated Wind Solutions

Østensjø is busy, with two more newbuilds that may be used both in the Offsohre Oil & Gas and Wind Farm market:

Maritime Partner AS has signed a contract with Norwind Offshore for the delivery of a workboat and davit for their new Vard 4 19 designed CSOVs:

Alusafe 1150 workboat:

New multi-purpose Cable Lay Support Vessel design: