Indian yard Cochin Shipyard (CSL) has announced another international order with a European client for construction of two hybrid Service Operation Vessels (SOV) for the offshore wind renewables market, with an option for one more.
The SOVs will be built to a design by Vard of Norway and will be equipped with fully electric cycloidal propulsion system, 3D motion compensated gangway system (walk2work) and a 3D crane which forms the mission equipment. The vessels are to be classed with DNV ‘Clean Design’ and latest ‘Cyber Secure’ Notations. The hybrid electric propulsion system is powered by three 1300kW diesel generator sets along with large lithium battery pack, to achieve significant emission reductions. The vessels will accommodate 54 technicians and crew with DNV comfort ratings and in-built DP system.
CSL says it has delivered around 50 high end vessels to countries such as USA, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and the Middle East. This incudes construction of a number of high-end offshore support vessels to Western Europe, as well as the recent construction anddelivery of Zero Emission Autonomous Cargo Ferries to a Norwegian client. The construction of a series of eight Multi-Purpose Vessels for a German client is also progressing fast at the yard. CSL is currently building two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) for another European Client. With the new SOV contract, CSL says it is strengthening its footprint in the high end and niche global renewable energy segment- towards sustainable solutions.
Image: Service operation vessel (source: CSL/Vard)