VARD signs classification contract for CSOVs with DNV and Edda Wind
VARD has signed a classification contract with DNV for four state-of-the-art Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs), ordered by Norwegian offshore wind operator Edda Wind.
08. June 2023
Classing of next generation CSOVs
The four vessels will be delivered from VARD yards in Norway and Vietnam and provide essential support to the burgeoning offshore wind industry.
The CSOVs will serve as primary vessels for wind turbine technicians during commissioning and maintenance tasks, offering them support and a secure working environment. The vessels will be prepared for zero-emission operations based on a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) concept in addition to being methanol ready.
Exclusively designed for Edda Wind by Vard in Ålesund Norway, two of the CSOVs are scheduled for delivery in Q1 2025 and will be delivered by one of Vard`s shipyards in Norway. The other two, scheduled for delivery in Q2 2025 and Q1 2026, will be built and delivered by Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam.
The vessels will feature Vard Electro's SeaQ Integrated Bridge System. Onboard the vessels, there are 101 cabins and common areas available to accommodate 120 persons. To ensure optimal working conditions, anti-heeling and roll reduction systems will be installed, and the vessels are equipped with motion-compensated gangway- and crane systems.