10 Jul 2024

Damen to Build Another Hydrogen-Powered CSOV for Windcat

10 Jul 2024  by offshorewind.   
Damen Shipyards has secured a contract to build the sixth hydrogen dual-fuel Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) for the crew transfer vessel operator Windcat.

Source: Damen

Damen will build the sixth CSOV at Ha Long Shipyard in Vietnam, where construction of the first five newbuilds is currently underway at various stages.

The first vessel is planned to be delivered early next year.

“Working closely with CMB.TECH to develop the hydrogen component of this vessel – turning a new technology into a proven technology – is a ground breaker for the industry. And, of course, we appreciate working with Windcat in making the entire series of six vessels effective – the fact that Windcat has ordered this sixth vessel demonstrates their clear vision,” said Joost van der Weiden, Damen’s Sales Manager Benelux.

The Elevation Series CSOVs, designed by Damen in collaboration with Windcat and CMB.TECH, will be deployed by Windcat to provide in-field technical and maintenance support to offshore wind farms for up to 30 days at a time.

The 87-metre-long vessel can accommodate 120 people on board. The CSOV will be equipped with dual-fuel hydrogen technology which could reduce CO2 emissions.


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