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Norwind Offshore’s CSOV to Feature Seaonics Fully-Electric Crane

Norwind Offshore has placed an order for a stand-alone ECMC 7-tonne 3D crane for the commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) newbuild 952, Norwind Helm. The order extends the delivery of Seaonics’ first electric gangway system to Norwind Hurricane, which occurred on 21 March 2024.

The crane is to be installed in connection with the delivery of the newbuild from Vard Brattvaag planned for November 2024.

The boom control, slew control, and telescope control of the Seaonics ECMC crane are all electric and dynamically used to perform the 3D compensation of the crane tip.

Source: Seaonics

Norwind Helm will be the first CSOV with two 3D cranes installed, said the Norway-based company.

This delivery is in addition to the ECMC Gangway with the integrated 3D crane that Seaonics is already delivering to the same vessel.

The ECMC crane will be delivered and commissioned during the summer.

Norwind Helm was launched at Vard Shipyards Braila, Romania, on 2 February 2024. The CSOV has an overall length of 85.5 metres, a breadth of 19.05 metres, and accommodation for 87 people.

The vessel will be delivered to Vard Brattvaag, Norway, where the last equipment will be mounted, and the tests and trials will be performed.

This is the third vessel built by Vard for Norwind Offshore. The first CSOV, Norwind Gale, was delivered to Norwind Offshore in June 2023.

In terms of other news coming from Norwind Offshore, the company recently, in collaboration with Navigare Capital Partners, signed a contract with Vard for the design and construction of a tailored CSOV. The vessel is planned to be delivered in the first quarter of 206.

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