Sov News


N-O-S Consolidates Ops in UK

Feb 16, 2024

Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S), part of Northern Offshore Group (N-O-G), has integrated Mareel within the company as N-O-S Ltd, simultaneously adding its 16 crew transfer vessels (CTV) to the fleet.The move marks an important step toward…

Vard to Build Cyan Renewables’ SOV for Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Farms

Feb 15, 2024

Vard, a Norwegian subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, has signed a contract for the design and construction of a hybrid power service operation vessel (SOV) for the Taiwanese company Cyan Renewables.The news comes after Siemens Gamesa awarded…

Siemens Gamesa Selects Contractor for First SOV Newbuild in Asia

Feb 14, 2024

Cyan Renewables, a portfolio company of Seraya Partners, will build Siemens Gamesa’s first service operations vessel (SOV) in Asia to facilitate the servicing of wind turbines for the Hai Long offshore wind projects in Taiwan.Siemens Gamesa awarded a 15-year charter contract to Cyan Renewables…

CBED Inks Full-Year Contract with Hughes Subsea for Wind Evolution SOV

Feb 07, 2024

Danish shipowner CBED has signed a contract with Hughes Subsea, a subsidiary of OEG Energy, for Wind Evolution’s first offshore project, just three weeks after acquiring the service operation vessel (SOV).With the new walk-to-work contract,…

Esvagt to Build New SOV to Service Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 17, 2024

Danish vessel owner Esvagt has secured a service contract with Vestas for Ecowende’s Hollandse Kust (west) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, and started the process of designing and building the new service operation vessel (SOV).The newbuild will be the sixth purpose-built SOV for Vestas…

CBED Expands Fleet with Two SOVs

Dec 04, 2023

Danish shipowner CBED has acquired two SOVs which are expected to be delivered end of Q1 2024.  Following delivery from seller, Dutch-based shipping company Vroon, both Wind Evolution (formerly Vos Start) and Wind Creation (formerly Vos Stone) will be dry-docked for refurbishing…

Chartwell Marine and VARD Partner on 55-Meter Offshore Wind Craft

Oct 03, 2023

UK-based offshore vessel designer Chartwell Marine has partnered with a designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, VARD, to introduce the Midi-SOV: a 'revolutionary' 55-meter offshore wind craft. 'Coming to both the US and European markets in 2024…

James Fisher, Graig Debut New Ulstein Twin X-Stern SOV

Jun 21, 2022

James Fisher and Sons plc and Graig Shipping PLC unveiled a new service operation vessel (SOV) design concept, the Ulstein Twin X-Stern named ULSTEIN SX221 Diamond SOV to support the UK’s target of 50GW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030…

Building a Battery Hybrid SOV is the Aim of Vallianz, Royal IHC MOU

Mar 29, 2022

Vallianz Holdings Limited entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Royal IHC to design and build a next generation service operation vessel (SOV) to support offshore wind farms.Designed by Royal IHC, the battery hybrid SOV will house advanced levels of integration and autonomy…

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