Norway – Kongsberg Maritime (KM) will design and equip two construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) for the Norway-based shipowner Awind.
The combined contract value is approximately NOK 250 million. Destined for the renewable offshore wind market, the new CSOVs will be built to Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 5519 DE design by the Chinese shipyard China Merchant Heavy Industries (CMHI), with which KM has a long and close relationship. Scheduled to be delivered in 2023, the vessels are designed with a clear focus on reduced emissions and enhanced sustainability.
The UT 5519 DE has a novel hull form and propulsion set-up, incorporating results from research and development projects as well as operational experience from KM’s wind farm service vessel designs to minimize emissions and maximize maneuverability and efficiency.