Shipping company Louis Dreyfus Armateurs has selected Schottel to supply a range of propulsors for its second service operation vessel (SOV), Wind of Hope, a sister vessel to Wind of Change
The walk-to-work vessel is currently under construction at Cemre shipyard in Turkey and will enter service under a long-term contract with Ørsted.
On delivery in 2021, the 83.0-m vessel will provide support on the Hornsea Project Two offshore windfarm in the UK.
The propulsion system for the Salt Ship Design vessel is based on four diesel generators driving electric motors.
Two Schottel Rudderpropellers, type SRP 430 FP, each with an input power of 1,660 kW and a propeller diameter of 2.4 m, will be installed at the stern of the vessel.
Two Schottel Transverse Thrusters, type STT 6 FP, each of 1,400 kW will be installed at the bow along with a Schottel Retractable Rudderpropeller type SRP 260 R FP of 880 kW.
Together the propulsors will ensure a very high level of manoeuvrability when the DP2 vessel is dynamic positioning mode.
Wind of Hope will provide accommodation for more than windfarm 60 technicians. As is the case with sister vessel Wind of Change, in good weather, technicians will be transferred to the wind turbines by a daughter craft. A motion-compensated gangway will allow for a fast and secure transfer of personnel in heavy seas.
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