Published: 08 April 2022 08 April 2022
Ørsted has teamed up with Esvagt to invest in a new SOV that will be powered by batteries and dual-fuel engines, capable of sailing on renewable e-methanol produced from wind energy and biogenic carbon.
Esvagt will start building the vessel in the second quarter of 2022. Once commissioned by the end of 2024, the SOV will start servicing the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm, off the UK’s east coast.
The new SOV is designed for comfort and high workability, providing a highly efficient workspace and safe transfer of technicians at the windfarm via a motion-compensated gangway and transfer boats as well as a crane to lift heavy spare parts. As a floating home, it also offers recreational activities for the on-board crew and technicians, including fitness facilities, a game room, a cinema, and individual accommodation. The SOV is also equipped with a helipad for fast access and transfers from shore.