General – Midi-SOV
Chartwell Marine, trusted UK pioneer of next-generation vessel design, announces its partnership with one of the world’s leading designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels VARD to introduce the Midi-SOV.
This is a revolutionary 55-metre offshore wind craft.
Coming to both the US and European markets in 2024, the vessel represents the combined expertise of the respective crew transfer vessel (CTV) and SOV design leaders — providing a brand-new solution to the ongoing challenge of expanding wind power across the globe.
The vessel is designed Jones Act Compliant, Americanised, ready for production in US Shipyards.
The Midi SOV has been designed from the ground up to prioritise stability and operability, and to be a cost-effective solution as the offshore wind industry tackles high inflation and increasing costs in its development pipeline. In taking the Midi-SOV design forward, Chartwell consciously adopted the mindset of a small bespoke architect and started from scratch, taking into consideration the insights of vessel owners, technical suppliers, and wind farm operators to meet the changing needs of the industry.