Cemre Shipyard signed the sister vessel contract of the most effective and hybrid Service Operation for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA). The new SOV which has new building number NB67 will be sister vessel of NB57 which is also designed by Salt Ship Design under construction for LDA at the yard and will be delivered in 2021. Upon delivery, the new vessel will enter contract with Ørsted A/S, the largest energy company in Denmark. The vessel has named as Wind of Hope and will support the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm off coast of England.
This ship can accommodate more than 60 technicians for several weeks in the most modern comfort conditions (individual cabins with sea view and VOD, gymnasium, cinema, etc.) Like in her sister Wind of Change, the technicians will be safely transferred to the wind turbines via a specially designed daughter craft in case of good weather conditions while a state-of-the-art dynamic motion compensated gangway will allow for a fast and secure transfer of the personnel in heavy seas.
LDA has made the choice of the best shipbuilding standards and innovations which both limit the environmental impact and reduce its operating costs in the first vessel. NB67 will also have such as a hybrid propulsion system using a variable speed diesel generator sets on linked with ABB’s OnBoard DC GridTM switchboards with support of batteries. As a result of all electric architecture of the vessel, all drives will be connected directly to DC grid, and during gangway operations, regenerated energy will be stored on the battery packs which will reduce the fuel consumption and emissions.
After the partnership TTS and Ulstein on first Colibri TM successfully passed the FAT with Class and Owner present, Wind of Hope will have the second Colibri TM 3D motion compensated crane onboard.
In bad weather conditions, the transfer will be possible thanks to a gangway with motion compensation of last generation. The first all-electric walk-to-work gangway, HorizonTM is designed for using proven technology configured in novelty dedicated path: low weight, high performance, reduced emission and noise.
With the help of PhoenixTM integrated control system which can be located anywhere on the vessel, crane, gangway, cargo logistics system or any other complex deck machinery can be operated in the same chair. There are systems on the market than can control both crane and gangway from the vessel's bridge, but Phoenix™ represents a paradigm shift in this market segment: with Phoenix™ the operator can control the equipment in a far more accurate, efficient and safe manner.
Vessel’s main specifications: Length Overall: 83,00 m, Breadth: 19,40 m, Depth moulded: 7,00 m, Draught summer (design): 5,00 m, Propulsion: Diesel electric propulsion, Dynamic positioning DP2, Accommodation: Capacity of 90 persons including more than 60 windfarm technicians Vessel’s transfer specifications: A daughter craft with a capacity of 8 technicians and 1 ton of cargo, and HorizonTM motion compensated gangway with Colibri TM 3D motion compensated crane to be installed on board.