Esvagt and MHI Vestas agree on contract
Esvagt has signed a 10-year contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Offshore Wind Service on the 165 MW Nobel Wind project off the Belgian coast. ESVAGT must build a new vessel to support Vestas Offshore Winds technicians
"Over the last five years we have been very satisfied with the work done by ESVAGT vessels. It was a natural choice to continue our partnership. The new vessel is designed to provide flexibility to the teams, and to provide operational support of various technological nature. We look forward to seeing the new vessel in service from 2017, "says MHI Vestas Senior Director Asger Pedersen.
The Nobel Wind project, located 50 km off the Belgian coast, along with the existing Belwind 1 project will require a service vessel, SOV, which will be built for the purpose. ESVAGT has ordered the Norwegian Havyard to design a SOV project. It is a unique type of ship and service concept, developed by ESVAGT in cooperation with MHI Vestas and Havyard Design.
The vessel and service concept draws on several years of experience in servicing wind farms further offshore. In the last five years ESVAGT has provided the base for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind technicians service for the 165 MW Belwind 1 project, and the new contract will continue this partnership.
The new SOV will measure 58.5 meters in length, with a width of 16.6 meters. It will be able to house up to up to 22 technicians in single cabins. It is equipped with ESVAGT's unique boats for the safe transfer (ESVAGT STB ™) of technicians, tools and spare parts for the turbines.
The vessel will be built at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey, and will be delivered and commence service in the second half of 2017.
Source: Esvagt / Maritime Denmark