Cemre Shipyard launched second SOV for MHI Vestas
Second vessel of the three service operation vessels (SOVs) being built for MHI Vestas and Esvagt was launched by Turkey's Cemre Shipyard.
The vessels are of Havyard 831 L SOV nature and will represent offshore wind farm Borssele III and IV in the Netherlands, offshore wind farm Triton Knoll in England, and offshore wind farm Moray East in Scotland.
The first SOV, launched by Cemre Shipyard in April 2020. It was originally expected to deliver all three vessels by early 2021.
Since then Esvagt has acknowledged a pause in the delivery of the vessels because of what was described as "financial whirlwinds" The new delivery dates have not yet been announced.
The 70.5-metre-long SOVs will be fitted with a paid walk-to-work gangway and daughter construction, as well as several other features, and will be able to accommodate up to 60 people.
All three vessels are charter contracts with MHI Vestas under a period of 15 years.
Maritime Business World