Vard to build hybrid SOV for Singapore company

Vard has signed a contract for the design and construction of a hybrid power service operation vessel (SOV) for Singapore-headquartered Cyan Renewables.

The 85.5-metre-long vessel will be built, outfitted, commissioned, and delivered from Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam, with the delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2026.

The announcement follows after Siemens Gamesa awarded a 15-year charter contract to Cyan Renewables for the SOV that will enter service at Hai Long 2, part of the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan.

Vard said that this version of the VARD 4 19 design is tailored for service operations for Siemens Gamesa at the 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind farm.

The hybrid-diesel electric SOV is designed using DC technology and it is the first time it is combined with two retractable Azimuth thrusters, which should enable the vessel to operate using only one variable speed generator set, in addition to batteries, in an extended window of the operation profile during work at the wind farm, according to Vard.

Vard’s specialised subsidiary Seaonics is delivering their ECMC 30-metre walk-to-work gangway which will be a fixed pedestal gangway version with 3-tonne SWL 3D compensated crane capacity and it also includes a cargo elevator to support efficient logistic operations.

Vard Electro is participating in the project with comprehensive deliveries of SeaQ equipment and green solutions, including a SeaQ Bridge.

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