General – SOV
Singapore-based Vallianz and Royal IHC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the design and construction of a next-generation Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the offshore wind market, which will be operated by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Deutschland.
Under the terms of the MoU, the Royal IHC-designed SOV will be constructed at Vallianz’s shipyard in Batam, Indonesia.
To facilitate the building and future operations of the SOV, Vallianz has also signed an MOU with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland) for ship management services for the SOV.
The SOV is designed to be ready for zero-emissions operations by using full battery offshore charging system and alternative fuels for propulsion, according to Vallianz, which also said the vessel features advanced levels of integration and autonomy with high operational efficiency that will make it the first of its kind in the industry.