Accession to the Windmill Market in 2014, it was another milestone in history of Cemre Shipyard. Starting 2014, Cemre was selected shipyard to build one SOV unit for Esvagt with its name ESVAGT MERCATOR, which is one of the most valuable ships built by Cemre. Within the Windmill Market, Cemre searched and developed for better results and state-of-art building methods by gaining experience. Following the successful progress, Cemre signed another shipbuilding contract with French ship-owner LDA for a vessel which will be one of the biggest SOV (Service Operation Vessel) in the Windmill Market.
We are proud for being the Builder of this SOV “Wind of Change” for LDA, which is named as “Wind of Change”. The steel cutting was done in July 2017. SOV is one of the new and unique branches in offshore market. We believe Cemre’s position in the market gain strengthens with this Project.
The SOV is equipped with one Heave Compensated Gangway system to provide for continuous access to windmills for the technicians and equipped with one 3D Crane for cargo/material handling between the SOV and the windmills. This is the first time for installing and testing this type of crane. The Helideck is installed onboard for crew exchange operations and there is one side boat landing for exchange operations. The SOV is classed as DP-2 based on the 4-Split system. Also, the special developed DP system configuration will be tested on this SOV for the first time. Electrical system technology is being developed continuously and we go further for the development with this project. One of the innovative solutions for ship propulsion is build up with ABB DC grid and MAN variable speed gensets. At all times, The ABB DC System controls the generators to achieve optimal speed set points based on most-efficient fuel consumption according to consumption. The approach of this diesel-electric system increases safety, cuts operational costs, improves lifecycle economics and decreases the environmental footprint. This is a next-generation propulsion system. When it comes to efficiency, there are also 2 batteries on board. As a benefit of the batteries, the fuel consumption of the generators has been significantly reduced, in addition to energy efficiency, the exhaust emissions have been significantly reduced, hence we can say “more” environmental friendly vessel. Regarding passenger areas, the special accommodation for a total of 66 persons (who are technicians, supervisors, and managers) are furnished on board. The special person areas mentioned above are considered in the passenger ship class in terms of equipment on board different than seafarers. In addition to this, the SOV has been equipped with a cinema hall, gym, meeting rooms and conference rooms. Considering these features, the SOV to be one of the largest and most comprehensive ships in this sector. In order to explain how attention is paid to the internal outfitting of the SOV, we need to explain it in a separate title. Shortly, the SOV contains many innovations and “firsts” in this respect.
The SOV was launched on early October 2018. The SOV “Wind of Change” will be operated by French Operator LDA for Danish ØRSTED on German Waters. The tests and commissioning are ongoing for the vessel. After successful Sea Trial, the Vessel will be delivered to LDA. Then, she will start her sophisticated operations. Cemre also signed the second shipbuilding contract with LDA in March 2018 and the second vessel will serve to ØRSTED as well. We look forward to delivering the second SOV to LDA on time successfully.
Cemre Shipyard has delivered similar Vessels for different clients. With this project, Cemre Shipyard is gained well position on the SOV market. On behalf of Cemre Shipyard, I can say that this success makes us very proud. In addition to our workmanship, engineering services will be exported besides exporting of some products from Turkey. We are very proud of being pioneer for engineering exports in Turkey due to that we are incredibly motivated. We also see the positive feedback by the satisfaction of our customers in our new projects. We bring one of the important milestones and the goal is delivery on time for the SOV to the client. It is known that this kind of vessels will be demanded in this market in the near future and Cemre Shipyard is an important player in this game. Currently building hybrid projects for European clients, Cemre always makes an effort such innovative projects.
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