New offshore vessel deliveries include two new standby vessels, a platform supply vessel (PSV), a massive crane ship for offshore piling, and a commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) optimised for windfarm support. With the exception of the CSOV, all vessels included in this latest lineup were built and are being operated in China.
Edda Wind takes delivery of first CSOV
Norwegian offshore wind service company Edda Wind has taken delivery of its first CSOV, the hydrogen-ready Edda Breeze.
The vessel is the first to be delivered as part of a nine-vessel newbuilding programme. In August, the newbuild will begin serving a 10-year contract with Ocean Breeze at the Bard 1 offshore wind farm in Germany.
Edda Breeze was built by Spanish shipyard Gondan to a design by Salt Ship Design of Norway. It measures 88.3 metres long and can accommodate up to 120 personnel.
Two LNG-fueled offshore guard ships delivered to Chinese owner
The Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group of China has delivered two new offshore guard vessels to China Oilfield Services.
The LNG-fueled Haiyang Shiyou 542 (“Offshore Oil 542”) and Haiyang Shiyou 547 (“Offshore Oil 547”) each have a length of 65.2 metres, a beam of 15.2 metres, and a draught of 5.5 metres at full load. The vessels are also equipped with dual-fuel generators and electrically-driven azimuth thrusters.
Duties will also include supply, rescue, firefighting, and pollution response.
Large DP2 crane ship handed over to Three Gorges Group
A new azimuth crane vessel was recently handed over to Chinese conglomerate the Three Gorges Group.
Built by China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) in compliance to China Classification Society rules, Wu Dong De has an LOA of 182 metres, a moulded beam of 46 metres, and a speed of 8.5 knots. The vessel also has an eight-point mooring system, a DP2 system, and an azimuthing crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 3,000 tonnes.
The vessel will mainly be used for pile foundation installation duries.
New PSV joins Sinoocean fleet
The newbuild PSV Guohai Minle has joined the fleet of Chinese offshore services provider Sinoocean.
The DP2-capable vessel was built by the Wuzhou Shipbuilding Group, a subsidiary of China National Heavy Industry Corporation.
The PSV features an inverted bow and all-electric propulsion. Secondary functions will include external firefighting.
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