(ANSA) – TRIESTE, APRIL 14 – Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Vard, has signed a contract with the Norwegian Norwind Offshore for the design and construction of 2 vessels in the offshore wind sector Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV), and have optioned the construction of two more additional ships.
The order follows that of October 2021, for the same customer, to build 2 CSOVs, which therefore increase to 4, as well as for the sale and conversion of a Platform Supply Vessel owned by Vard that the customer will use as a Service Operation Vessel .
The project is based on a highly versatile platform for sustainable support operations in offshore wind farms, which stands out for on-board logistics, safety, comfort and superior operability. The ships will have a length of 85 meters, will be able to embark 87 people and will be equipped with a mobile gangway, with elevator, compensated for the wave motion, and a system for the transfer from the boat with adjustable height. The units will be prepared for the installation of a battery system.
The first will be built in Braila, Romania, to be fitted and delivered in Brattvaag, Norway, in the first quarter of 2024. The second will be built and delivered in Vung Tau, Vietnam, with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2025.
Norwind Offshore is a newly established company that will offer specialized vessels for support and development operations in the wind industry. It has a long history in the offshore maritime sector, during which it has forged a strong relationship with Vard through the construction of a wide range of innovative units. (HANDLE).
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