Fosnavåg, Norway, headquartered Rem Offshore AS has signed a contract for its first offshore wind market vessel. The 89.7 meter by 19.6 meter Construction Service Vessel has been ordered at Green Yard Kleven, as the former Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik is now known following its acquisition by the Green Yard Group.
The ship is being built to a Havyard Design & Solutions AS design. Featuring a W2W (Walk to Work) gangway and three cranes, it will provide accommodations for 99 people,
It is designed with a weather deck and automated warehouse below deck for spare parts and materials and will be prepared for future zero emissions operations with fuel cells and/or energy storage (batteries)
Work on planning and engineering had an early start allowing an immediate start on construction. Delivery is planned for fourth quarter 2021 and tailor made to operate as a service operational vessel.
“It is a great pleasure for REM Offshore to be able to return to Kleven with a newbuild order, especially at a time that has been marked by uncertainty for the entire local community,” says REM Offshore CEO Fredrik Remøy. “This contract shows how adaptable the maritime cluster at Sunnmøre is. For us as a shipping company, this is the first newbuild contract within offshore wind, with a forward-looking design concept that has been developed in close cooperation with Havyard and the end customer.”
The basic principle for the design of the vessel is to meet future operational and environmental requirements with the best and most robust technical solutions. In addition to the environmental focus, great emphasis has been placed on safety onboard the vessel for personal and goods.
“We are happy to be a contributor to this fantastic project. Based on our long experience with development for offshore wind, we have re-designed the vessel, with a strong focus on safe W2W operations and energy-efficient operation for low emissions. In addition, the vessel is prepared to meet the future demands for zero emissions, both in terms of opportunities for the expansion of the current battery pack and future installation of fuel cells,” says Lars Conradi Andersen, Sales Director at Havyard.