General – steel cut
Norwegian-based offshore shipowner IWS Fleet said Monday that the first steel was cut for a construction service operator (CSOV) in China.
On Friday, January 14, 2022, a steel cutting ceremony was held at the China Merchants Heavy Industries Facility in Jiangsu Province, China.
The name of the walk-to-work ship is IWS Skywalker.
In the summer of 2023, IWS will start the first contract at the Dogger Bank Wind Farm.
The hybrid-powered IWS Skywalker is designed not only to support commissioning operations during the construction of offshore wind farms, but also to support bottom-fixed and floating operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms.
The Skywalker class can carry up to 120 people and has a fully integrated and compensated walkway and fully compensated cargo lifted from the deck of the ship to a fixed or floating wind turbine or underwater. Equipped with a 3D compensating crane that can perform operations. Plant scope balance.
The vessel is the first in the industry to use the DNV SILENT notation, which focuses on minimizing the impact on underwater marine life.