Jul 18, 2023 | offshore marine news, Marine propulsion & machinery news

Danish offshore shipowner Esvagt and Norwegian designer HAV Design have selected Brunvoll as the supplier of a propulsion and manoeuvring system for a second low-carbon Service Operations Vessel (SOV).

The new delivery will be a sister ship to the vessel ordered in 2022, which was considered to be the world’s first green fuel SOV. Both vessels are built by Cemre Shipyard and will enter into a 10-year charter for Ørsted at its UK East Coast Hub.

Brunvoll VP Sales Bernt Rune Riksfjord said: ”This is a breakthrough for Brunvoll in the azimuth thruster propulsion market. Esvagt and HAV Design are both important players in the renewable segment. We have a long relationship with both, and we are excited that they now also will use our propulsion thrusters. Brunvoll has a strategic commitment to be a preferred vendor for renewable energy vessels with dynamic position capabilities. This contract shows our importance as such a supplier and that the extensive effort placed into developing thrusters for this market has been successful. “

The delivery from Brunvoll consists of a complete propulsion and manoeuvring system, including azimuth propulsion thrusters, retractable azimuth thrusters, and a tunnel thruster. Everything will be controlled with Brunvoll’s propulsion and thruster control system (BruCon PTC), featuring Brunvoll’s own condition monitoring system (BruCon CMS).

The SOVs are 93m in length, 19.6m wide and have a maximum speed of 14 knots. The design is based on a hybrid system incorporating batteries and dual-fuel eMethanol-ready engines.

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