April 12, 2024


Current Maritime News | Clean Energy

The first SOV from the Ørsted’s investment in Taiwan hit the water

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marine-news-TSS Pioneer launch Vung Tau Vietnam

From MOL

The first Taiwan-flagged Service Operations Vessel (SOV) sets to launch in collaboration with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Ta Tong Marine.

The vessel TSS Pioneer is constructed at the Vard’s Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam. The vessel is built at a length of 84.4 meters and a width of 19.5 meters. The SOV can accommodate 87 people in single cabins. It features a motion-compensated gangway, dynamic positioning system, and a 3D motion-compensated crane.

The vessel propulsion system is equipped with a diesel-electric solution, which works reliably and contributes to reducing emissions and low fuel consumption.

The delivery will be on early next year to Ta San Shang Marine, a joint company owned by MOL and Ta Tong Marine.

The vessel deployment plan

The vessel will serve at the Greater Changhua offshore wind farms, under a charter contract of Ørsted.

Ørsted has revealed its huge investment plan since April this year in the Taiwan market

Under a 15-year charter contract with Ta San Shang Marine, Ørsted will deploy the SOV for ultimate efficient daily O&M performance offshore and reliable prioritize the utmost safety for engineers

The 900 MW project will comprise two offshore substations and 111 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines, scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2022 when it will become Taiwan’s first far shore and large-scale offshore wind project.

Source Offshore-energy

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