Nov 15, 2022 | offshore marine news

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has won a NOK 300m contract with Pelagic Wind Services to supply advanced vessel design and equipment for two new CSOVs to be built at Cochin Shipyard in India.

The CSOVs will be built to Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 5519 HL design, which has been upgraded to provide greater operability and safety, while lowering fuel consumption and maintaining seakeeping properties. The new vessels will be able to operate safely and efficiently in any situation with the lowest possible environmental footprint. They are designed with an emphasis on safety, comfort and wellbeing for crew and technicians, with high-standard accommodation. The vessels will be delivered in 2025.

Andre Groeneveld, CEO Pelagic Wind Services, said: “We’re delighted to work with Kongsberg Maritime to develop this next-generation vessel, which is firmly focused on sustainable operation, safety and efficiency.”

The equipment package includes a complete hybrid propulsion system driving high-efficiency permanent magnet azimuth thrusters. This is combined with latest ship automation, deck machinery, power electrical systems, instruments, bridge consoles and ship monitoring systems. These innovations are expected to deliver significant environmental and operational benefits, including the possibility of conducting port operations without the need for diesel engines.

Sreejith KN, Director (Operations), Cochin Shipyard, said: “We are both proud and humbled to have this opportunity to collaborate with Kongsberg Maritime once again. This shows great courage and willingness from the Customer to invest in a unique and exciting segment, where the choice of both the vessel design and equipment outfitting is future orientated.”

Per Ståle Nykrem, KM Sales Director, Ship Design renewable energy, said: “This contract marks Kongsberg Maritime’s strong position in the Offshore Wind market and joins the series of contracts already awarded in this segment. Our new UT 5519 HL design, and the comprehensive equipment package we have devised for these vessels, demonstrates how much thought and effort we devote to facilitating and encouraging sustainable marine operations.”

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