- Published: 04 April 2022 04 April 2022
Vallianz Holdings Limited (Vallianz) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Royal IHC, to collaborate on the design and construction of a battery hybrid Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to support the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms.
The SOV is designed to be ready for true zero emission operations by using full battery offshore charging system and alternative fuels for propulsion. The SOV will have a fully integrated service package that includes a dynamic positioning system, a motion compensated gangway and crane, an elevator tower as well as a daughter craft with step-less boat landing. Ample space will be available for warehousing, workshops, office spaces to cater to operations, and relaxation areas for passengers. Under the terms of the MOU, the SOV will be constructed at PT. United Sindo Perkasa (Vallianz PT USP), which is the Group’s wholly owned subsidiary that operates a shipyard in Batam, Indonesia.
To facilitate the building and future operations of the SOV, the Group has also inked a memorandum of understanding with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG (“BSM Deutschland”) which will provide ship management services for the SOV. As part of this collaboration, BSM Deutschland will carry out ship management services during the operation of SOV including vessel operations, fleet management and crewing among others.