Vessel designer Vard has secured approval in principle from classification society ABS for a customised version of the Vard 4 07 US service operation vessel (SOV), aimed at the offshore wind market in the US
Vard describes the vessel as “environmentally friendly with a focus on low fuel consumption and ease of construction.”
The company said the design incorporates a hullform designed for all weather conditions which, together its propulsion configuration, “offers economical steaming, enhanced seakeeping abilities, and excellent station-keeping performance.”
The vessel is optimised to reduce motions and accelerations, increasing operability and comfort for those on board.
The vessel will have the ABS class notation +A1, Offshore Support Vessel (Wind-SC), +AMS, +ACCU, DPS-2, HAB(WB.)