Wind Energy – SOV
Norway-headquartered GC Rieber Shipping has placed an order for two WindKeeper service operations vessels (SOVs) for offshore wind operations at Cemre shipyard in Turkey.
The shipowner and project house has set up a stand-alone company for the vessels called WindKeeper with a total investment of approximately EUR 110 million.
The order includes options for further two vessels with the first SOV planned to be delivered in the first quarter of 2025.
The WindKeeper SOVs are based on small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) methodology and design, which offers the offshore wind market improved operability, ultra-low fuel consumption, and the option of fully electric operations in the field.