Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has been awarded two orders, one with Integrated Wind Solutions (IWS) to supply two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with integrated equipment solution and the other with Sembcorp Marine to supply the Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV). comprehensive technology package.
Under the contract with IWS, KM will supply CSOVs with an integrated equipment solution that includes permanent magnet azimuth thrusters, generators, electrical systems, a fully integrated bridge with navigation, dynamic positioning (DP) and automation systems, deck machinery and control systems.
Both ships ordered by IWS are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2024.
IWS has already ordered the two identical vessels for delivery in 2023 and option agreements for up to two additional vessels, making this a potential six-vessel series.
According to KM, this fleet has been specifically designed for the renewable offshore wind market, with a clear focus on reduced emissions and improved sustainability.
The first of the two IWS Skywalkersecured charter deals with Dogger Bank Wind Farm for Dogger Bank A&B last June.
Steel was recently cut at the China Merchant Heavy Industries (CMHI) plant in Jiangsu, China for the second of the first two CSOVs on order.
The vessels will be built by CMHI shipyard to Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 5519 DE design.
In June 2021, KM received contracts to design and outfit the first two CSOVs for the company, then called Awind.
Contract with Sembcorp Maritime
According to the contract with Sembcorp, KM will be the supplier of the complete electrical system and the integrated control system for the WTIV.
The WTIV is being built by Sembcorp for the Danish service provider Maersk Supply Service and is scheduled for delivery in 2025.
The vessel has been chartered from Empire Offshore Wind, the Equinor-BP joint venture, and will be used to install the Vestas 15MW turbines at the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in New York, USA.
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