OV Bøkfjord awarded Danish Ship of the Year 2016

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OSK-ShipTech A/S wins the title together with Hvide Sande Shipyard and has now been involved in all the winning projects since the introduction of the award in 2014.

Yesterday, multi-purpose vessel OV Bøkfjord has been awarded Danish Ship of the Year 2016 by Maritime Denmark during Danish Maritime Days in Copenhagen. The vessel’s concept design is developed in tight cooperation between Kystverket, Hvide Sande Shipyard and A/S Jørgen Petersen (ASJP) – now part of OSK, who has been responsible for development of the Basic Design.

OV Bøkfjord is two vessels in one hull with its ability to function as both a buoys and beacons maintenance vessel on a daily basis as well as an oil recovery vessel for Kystverket in Norway.

Multi-purpose vessel OV Bøkfjord. - Image courtesy: Pål Are Lilleheim, Kystverket

It is designed for fast response time and fitted with specialised equipment, i.e. surface oil skimmers and dedicated holding tanks etc. The vessel has an advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system integrated into the vessel’s compact design.

“We are really proud to be part of the winning project again” says CEO of OSK Anders Ørgård and continues: “last year we won with Princess Isabella, Denmark’s first domestic LNG-powered passenger ferry, and the year before that the winner was Stavangerfjord of Fjord Line, where OSK was involved as Owner’s Advisor. This year the award is motivated for the complex design of this compact multi-purpose vessel. It just goes to show the wide span of our design capabilities.”

“Kystverket wanted a series of complex functionalities incorporated in one compact vessel design, so we’ve had to be quite creative in combining many functionalities in very limited space,” says Anders Ørgård. “We’ve developed a complex ramp system allowing the vessel to approach smaller islands and also to use the ramps for dynamic positioning during repairs at sea. These, as well as oil sweepers, holding tanks, offshore crane etc., have been integrated in the design whilst also making space for a battery pack, as Kystverket wanted the vessel to have diesel-electric hybrid propulsion.”

The vessel has left Hvide Sande and will be operating along the northern most shores of Norway and hence it is prepared for harsh environment coastal operations as well.

OV Bøkfjord is built at Hvide Sande Shipyard, and the award underlines the long-term cooperation and great relationship between the Yard, ASJP and now OSK-ShipTech.

Source: OSK -Ship Tech