The first service operation vessel (SOV) built in Spain was launched yesterday at GONDAN facilities in Figueras.
The event was attended by representatives from the Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi and from the charterer of the vessels Dong Energy.
This 81,10 m long and 17,0 m beam vessel is the first of the two SOVs that GONDAN will deliver to Østensjø Rederi, with whom GONDAN has signed already 13 shipbuilding contracts in the last decade.
Both vessels are being built according to the same UT 540 WP design by Rolls Royce Marine. They will be equipped with an UPTIME 23 m length heave compensated “walk-to-work” gangway, a cutting edge 3D compensated crane and a CTV landing system with bunkering facility.
In addition to the gangway, the on-board-fitted 11 m daughter craft will allow the safe transfer of maintenance technicians to the offshore wind turbines.