GONDAN to build a second Service Operation Vessel
GONDAN is pleased to announce that Østensjø Rederi AS (Haugesund – Norway) has decided to exercise its option to build a second SOV – Service Operation Vessel – to service wind turbines, a sister ship to the one already under construction at the shipyard facilities in Figueras.
This second unit will be also chartered by DONG Energy for a period of 5 years firm with an option for 5 additional years.
Gondan Shipyard would like to thank the Charterer and the Ship-Owner for placing their trust in the company. This new contract – the 13th unit that the Norwegian Ship-owner builds at the yard – strengthens the relationship between the shipbuilding company and the owner.
Currently, in addition to this new SOV and her sister vessel, Gondan shipyard is building Ostensjo Rederi´s new three dual fuel tugs, the first of their kind in Europe.
The 81,10 m long and 17,0 m beam vessel will be a sister vessel of the SOV signed in October last year. She will function as a mother ship for wind turbine technicians as they perform maintenance work on the Hornsea Project One wind farm.
As her sister vessel, this new SOV is designed by Rolls Royce Marine under the name UT 540 WP. The vessel will be equipped with an UPTIME 23 m length heave compensated “walk-to-work” gangway, a cutting edge technology 3D compensated crane and a CTV landing system with bunkering facility.
In addition to the gangway, the on-board-fitted 11 m daughter craft will allow the safe transfer of maintenance technicians to the wind farm installations.
Finally it is worth noting that the design will commit to lower emissions and fuel saving targets by incorporating Rolls Royce Marine SAVe Cube system, based on variable rpm operation of the generator sets.
With this new building Gondan Shipyard keeps positioning itself as a leading yard in the renewable energy sector, diversifying its order book and maintaining the highest quality in each of its vessels.
The second vessel will be delivered in Q3/2018.