SOV Esvagt Njord deliveredVessel & ROV News // September 6, 2016
Esvagt has taken delivery of newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) Esvagt Njord from Havyard Ship Technology in Norway.
As broker Seabrokers reported, the purpose-built SOV will be used to service Statoil’s 402MW Dudgeon offshore windfarm, which will have 67 Siemens 6MW turbines.
Esvagt Njord can accommodate up to 40 wind turbine technicians, who can transfer from the vessel onto the wind
turbines via a special gangway system in order to service and carry out maintenance on the turbines.
The vessel is expected to start its Statoil contract later in September, and she will remain on charter for at least five years, with options available for the contract to be extended by a further five years.
The Havyard 832 designed SOV has a length of 83.7m, maximum draft of 6.5m and is equipped with an Uptime active heave compensated gangway.