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HAV Design to Develop Another Hybrid SOV for Ørsted

ESVAGT has chosen Norway-headquartered HAV Design to develop another methanol-fuelled service operation vessel (SOV) that will become an integral part of Ørsted’s UK East Coast Hub.

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HAV Design will deliver both the ship design and an integrated equipment package including the propulsion system, engines, propellers, and positioning system.

The newbuild hybrid vessel is of HAV 833 SOV design and will be equipped with a methanol-electric propulsion system, including a battery pack that allows very low to zero-emissions operations.

The SOV is 93 metres long and 19.6 metres wide, and can accommodate up to 124 persons.

Ørsted and ESVAGT signed an agreement for a second methanol-powered SOV at the beginning of this month.

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The SOV is a sister vessel to the world’s first methanol-powered SOV which is scheduled to enter service off the UK East Coast in 2024.

Built at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey, the second vessel will be ready to launch in 2026, where it will operate out of Ørsted’s UK East Coast Hub on a 10-year contract.

“We are humbled and delighted to be awarded yet another assignment from our long-term customer, who is the leading SOV operator. ESVAGT sets extremely high standards for project execution, safety, environmental features and cost-efficiency of operations. As such, they are a customer that makes us an even better supplier,” said Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane, vice president of sales at Norway-based HAV Design.

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