Gondan Shipyard has reported that Østensjø Rederi AS (Haugesund – Norway) has declared the option for building a second Service Operation Vessel (SOV) which is a sister vessel of the one under construction at the Shipyard facilities in Figueras. Both vessels will be chartered by Dong Energy AS (Fredericia – Denmark) for a period of 5 yrs firm with an option for 5 additional yrs.
Currently, in addition to this new SOV and her sister vessel, Gondan shipyard is building Ostensjo Rederi's new three dual fuel tugs.
The 81.10 m long and 17.0 m beam vessel will be a sister vessel of the SOV signed in October 2015.
The vessel will be equipped with an UPTIME 23 m length heave compensated “walk-to-work” gangway, a cutting edge technology 3D compensated crane and a CTV landing system with bunkering facility. In addition to the gangway, the on-board-fitted 11 m daughter craft will allow the safe transfer of maintenance technicians to the wind farm installations.
The second vessel is expected to be delivered in 3Q18.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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