Published: 30 May 2018 30 May 2018
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) will add a second 83 meter windfarm service operation vessel (SOV) to its fleet, featuring a range of ABB’s technology, with the power distribution system Onboard DC GridTM at its core. The vessel will support operations at Hornsea Project Two off the UK coast, which, upon completion in 2022.
ABB’s Onboard DC GridTM enables integration of energy sources, such as batteries and fuel cells, and empowers the efficiencies associated with variable speed generator operation. In addition to Onboard DC GridTM, the ABB scope of supply includes tunnel thrusters, generators, transformers, batteries, ABB Ability Marine Advisory System – Octopus and ABB’s Remote Diagnostics Services. ABB will also provide its Power and Energy Management System (PEMS), which allows battery power to act as backup for running generators. The vessel, designed by Salt Ship Design, will be built at Turkey’s CEMRE Shipyard.