General – Norwind Offshore
Norwind Offshore, a Norwegian offshore wind-focused vessel owner has taken delivery of its first vessel – the Norwind Breeze – from Vard in Norway.
Before the conversion, the service operation vessel used to be a platform supply vessel, previously known as MMA Responder.
The vessel arrived in Norway in November 2021 where the rebuilding and outfitting process started.
The vessel has been equipped with, among other, a larger and modernized accommodation (60 pax), and a large battery power system to reduce emissions. An advanced temporary gangway has also been installed, which will be replaced this autumn with a new larger gangway system.
A contract has already been secured for the first vessel, and it will commence operations immediately after delivery. Ørsted has contracted the Norwind Breeze in their project for developing the world’s largest offshore wind farm – Hornsea 2- on the British continental shelf.