Our new offshore support vessel won this years offshore renewable award at the annual Offshore Support Journal Awards in London.
The OSJ Offshore Renewable Award recognizes companies, projects, or products that have made a significant contribution to the development of the offshore renewables market during the previous year. This years award ceremony was held on February 4th and gathered 400 professionals. By winning this award, we believe we are recognized for our focus on building vessels optimized for their operational use.
Our charterer Håkon Vevang, had the honor of receiving the award on the company`s behalf. This is the second prize Østensjø Rederi is awarded by OSJ. In 2013 we won the Environmental award for our platform supply vessel Edda Ferd. A vessel that was the most environmentally friendly vessel in the world upon arrival.
Purpose built offshore support vessel
The amazing new vessel is one of the first in the world to be purposly designed and built for work at offshore wind farms. Its hull design and heave compensated gangway makes for an optimal and safe walk-to-work experience for the wind farm technicians. This particular vessel will work for DONG Energy at the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, situated off the coast of Lincolnshire, UK.
The vessel is designed by Rolls-Royce and can accommodate up to 40 wind turbine technicians in addition to a marine crew of 20. The vessel is 81,10 m long and has a beam of 17,0 m. The ship is designed with a high focus on seakeeping capabilities, excellent station keeping performance, high accommodation standard, and reduced fuel consumption.
For more information on the vessel and the DONG energy contract, please see the following link: DONG energy awards contract to Østensjø Rederi