Kongsberg Maritime has won contracts to design and equip two construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) for the Norway-based shipowner Awind AS.
The combined contract value is approximately NOK 250 million (around EUR 25 million).
Destined for the offshore wind market, the new CSOVs will be built to Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 5519 DE design by the Chinese shipyard China Merchant Heavy Industries (CMHI).
The CSOVs are scheduled to be delivered in 2023.
The vessels will feature Kongsberg Maritime integrated equipment solution, which includes permanent magnet Azimuth thrusters, generators, electrical systems, a fully integrated bridge with navigation, DP and automation systems, deck machinery equipment, and control systems.
”Awind’s determination to promote humane, environmentally-friendly safe and efficient operation is entirely consistent with KONGSBERG’s mission to incorporate sustainability in everything we do,” said Egil Haugsdal, President, Kongsberg Maritime.
”This cooperation will have positive ripple effects across the entire organisation, as well as reinforcing Kongsberg Maritime’s market position in the growing renewable energy segment.”
The UT 5519 DE has a novel hull form and propulsion set-up, incorporating results from research and development projects as well as operational experience from Kongsberg Maritime’s wind farm service vessel designs to minimise emissions and maximise manoeuvrability and efficiency, Kongsberg Maritime said.
”We are very pleased to strengthen and build on our relationship with Kongsberg Maritime, both through the design and development phase and in the future, as we look forward to continuing to work together to ensure that our vessels operate as sustainably, humanely and efficiently as possible,” said Christopher Andersen Heidenreich, Managing Director, Awind.