Kongsberg Maritime announced in mid-November that it has won a NOK 300 million ($30 million USD) contract with Pelagic Wind Services to supply advanced vessel design and equipment for two new commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) to be built at Cochin Shipyard in India.
The CSOVs are to be built to Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 5519 HL design.
“We’re delighted to work with Kongsberg Maritime to develop this next-generation vessel, which is firmly focused on sustainable operation, safety and efficiency,” Pelagic Wind Services CEO Andre Groeneveld said.
The equipment package includes a complete hybrid propulsion system driving highly efficient, permanent magnet azimuth thrusters. This is combined with ship automation, deck machinery, power electrical systems, instruments, bridge consoles and ship monitoring systems.
“These innovations will deliver significant environmental and operational benefits, including the possibility of conducting port operations without the need for diesel engines,” Kongsberg Maritime said in a statement.
“We are both proud and humbled to have this opportunity to collaborate with Kongsberg Maritime,” Cochin Shipyard Operations Director Sreejith KN said. “This shows great courage and willingness from the customer to invest in a unique and exciting segment, where the choice of both the vessel design and equipment outfitting is ‘future-orientated’.”
“This contract marks Kongsberg Maritime’s strong position in the offshore wind market and joins the series of contracts already awarded in this segment,” Kongsberg Maritime renewable energy segment sales director Per Ståle Nykrem said. “Our new UT 5519 HL design, and the comprehensive equipment package we have devised for these vessels, demonstrates how much thought and effort we devote to facilitating and encouraging sustainable marine operations.”
The vessels are expected to be delivered in 2025.