Havyard secures contract with Esvagt for windfarm service vesselsYard News // July 12, 2013
Havyard's design is its first for Esvagt and for the offshore wind sector.
Havyard in Norway has signed a contract for the design and construction of two Havyard 832 Service Operation Vessels (SOvs) for Esvagt. The vessels are intended for use in the offshore windfarm industry.
Esvagt will operate the vessels and deliver maintenance services using the vessels, which are due to be delivered by Havyard Ship Technology's shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway in December 2014 and March 2015.
Esvagt is a new customer for Havyard and it is also the first time Havyard will design vessels for the offshore wind industry. The basis for this design is taken from technology that Havyard has developed and delivered to the offshore oil and gas industry. The Havyard 832 SOV was designed based on specifications provided by Esvagt.
The requirements for this kind of vessel include a unit that needs to be a stable, and a secure and comfortable work platform for the crew working on the wind turbines. It also has capacity for carrying all of the necessary equipment and cargo. In addition, the vessel must economical to operate, both in transit and when it is positioned offshore. "We have therefore put huge emphasis on optimizing the hull in relation to fuel economy and seakeeping capability," said the designer.
The Havyard 832 SOV has a length overall of 83.7m, breadth of 17.6m and speed of 14 knots. It is equipped with a crane to enable equipment to be lifted from the vessel on to a wind turbine.