Norwegians to Build ‘First Of Its Kind’ Energy Subsea Construction Vessel

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Norwegian shipping company Rem Offshore has placed an order with compatriot Myklebust Verft for the construction of an energy subsea construction vessel (ESCV) said to be the first of its kind to perform heavy construction work in both offshore wind and subsea with net zero emissions, reports Offshore Energy.

ESCV

According to Rem, the ESCV will use a number of solutions where energy consumption is almost halved compared to comparable tonnage in today’s market, as well as meeting future requirements for zero emissions from end to end.

The vessel will be equipped with dual-fuel methanol engines in combination with battery packs. All offshore lifting equipment, including the 250 T crane, is electric and regenerates power to the batteries.

The working deck is over 1,400 m2, and the vessel will be ready for the installation of an offshore gangway for use in offshore wind, the company said.

Skipsteknisk designed the flexible platform in close cooperation with Rem and Myklebust, with delivery expected in 2026.

The contract also contains an option to build one more vessel.

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Source: Offshore Energy