Island Offshore wins SOV contract on floating wind farm

Written by Nick Blenkey
IslandDiligence will be used forSOV duties

Island Diligence [Photo: Island Offshore/Gunder Tande Sandersen

Equinor has awarded Ulsteinvik, Norway, headquartered Island Offshore a contract for service operation vessel (SOV) for the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm project in Norway.

The contract will be served by W2W vessel Island Diligence, with commencement during second quarter of 2022, and has a firm period of 4 months plus options to extend. Island Offshore says it is pleased to once more have been trusted by Equinor, and especially for one of the first projects involving floating wind turbines.

Hywind Tampen is an 88 MW floating wind power project intended to provide electricity for the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore field operations in the Norwegian North Sea. It will be the world’s first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms.

Delivered by the Vard Brevik shipyard in 2018, Island Diligence is an 66 meter long UT 717 CDX design vessel with accommodations for 100 people and a 23.4 meter Walk-to-Work (W2W) gangway from Uptime.

The Island Offshore Group is majority-owned by the Ulstein and Chouest families.

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