Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) intends to order a new vessel with an option for a second new-build, while planning to invest in new cranes for both Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca.
SBO has shortlisted several leading international shipyards for the order of a new Wind Farm Installation Vessel (WIV) with capacities unseen in the industry up to now. The planning process began in April 2019, and Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of SBO, is confident that the company has designed a highly competitive asset, able to work on the most difficult sites, with the largest equipment in the industry.
“I am proud to announce that our organisation has put in the hard work to understand the challenges the industry faces, and is now equipped to deliver a solution which will prevent a supply chain bottleneck when new turbine models reach the market in the mid-2020s,” said Gleerup.
The vessel design, created in partnership with GustoMSC, is a bespoke version of the NG-20000X-G design, with multiple customisations based on SBO’s decade of experience in the industry.