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Hybrid electric SOV for German wind farm
« on: March 29, 2024, 11:07:34 AM »
Hi folks,

I'm looking for the name of a vessel, (if it's even been built yet!).

The following is an excerpt from a report from the MarineLink editorial:

 "North Star has secured a contract with energy utility giant EnBW to deliver a new hybrid-electric service operations vessel (SOV) on a decade-long minimum charter to service the He Dreiht wind farm off the coast of Germany.The newbuild is of VARD 407 design which has been tailored to meet EnBW’s specific requirements.he high specification vessel includes Voith Schneider eVSP propulsion and is prepared for the use of methanol as a fuel.

The ship is also fully equipped with a height adjustable motion compensated gangway and 3D compensated crane. In addition, it utilizes the best available technology to support decarbonization, including North Star’s Decision Support system.

Scheduled to start long-term charter with EnBW from the end of 2025, the walk-to-work vessel will provide accommodation for up to 34 wind technicians as they maintain the development’s 64 wind turbines, located around 90 km northwest of the island of Borkum and 110km west of Helgoland.

The SOV will also act as a logistics hub and warehouse, the UK's leading SOV operator said."

My mate has a job on an OWF off the coast of Denmark/Germany and is awaiting deployment. He's been told it's state-of-the-art.
We're thinking it could be the BOKA OCEAN, LES ALIZES or this new hybrid one.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance


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