Esvagt takes delivery of its second SOV Havyard 831L


Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard Leirvik has handed over a new service vessel (SOV) to Danish offshore energy vessel operator Esvagt.

The SOV is the fifth such vessel to be delivered to Esvagt and the second in a new series of three SOVs being built by Havyard for the Danish company.

The three new SOVs are of the Havyard 831L SOV design and have been chartered to service the Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, Northwester 2 in Belgium, the Triton Knoll wind farm off England and the Moray wind farm East off Scotland.

Havyard delivered the first of three SOVs in December 2020 and the following month the vessel was reported ready to start work for Vestas at the Borssele 3 & 4 and Northwester 2 wind farms.

Delivery of the first ship was delayed by a financial crisis at the Havyard shipyard and an outbreak of Covid-19 infections at the shipyard.

However, the second vessel was delivered on time and the third SOV ordered is nearing completion.

“There will be a lot of activity at the yard throughout the summer, and the third wind service vessel in this series is ready to be equipped. The handover of this vessel will take place in the fall.Havyard Leirvik said in a June 24 press release.

The hulls of the ships were manufactured at Cemre shipyard in Turkey and transported to Havyard shipyard in Norway for completion.

Norwegian Electric Systems delivered the energy design, control systems and the complete propulsion system for the second SOV now delivered to Esvagt.


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