General – CSOVs
Bernhard Schulte Offshore has returned to Ulstein Verft in Norway for the design and construction of two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs)
The contract for two Ulstein SX222 design CSOVs includes options for four additional vessels.
The German owner already operates three Ulstein SOVs, and recently completed an upgrade to one of them, Windea Leibniz.
The vessels have a length of 90 m and a beam of 19 m, and have a large, centrally positioned walk-to-work motion-compensated gangway and elevator tower for personnel and cargo transfers.
A 3D motion-compensated crane capable of cargo lifts of 5 tonnes will also be installed.
The ships will have hybrid-battery propulsion and will be prepared for operation on methanol to enable carbon-neutral operations.