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Evaluation of existing use

In a recent interview Shipping Reporter TVRobert Galinski, DNV’s Director of Offshore Wind, said whether existing vessels built to serve traditional offshore oil and gas fleets could play a key role in building the U.S. offshore wind industry. I talked about the protracted issue of how.

“In the next 10 to 15 years, the number of SOVs (new ships) in the world will be more than 60,” Garinsky said. It has happened, “said Galinski, pointing out that the newbuild capabilities of CTV and SOV are high in the United States.

New ships will be a good choice in the long run, given their efficiency and ability to design fuel flexibility for future changes, but Garinsky said existing ships in the U.S. fleet are short-term. He said he hopes to play a role in.

“Given what we talked about, we need space for existing vessels, and they can certainly fill some gaps, but to some extent. For example, the existing US OSV. Many of them can support both the commissioning and operational stages. In most cases, they will need to retrofit a walk-to-work system and additional accommodation. This is a lot of larger PSVs. It’s a way to get the fleet up and running faster, and it’s an alternative to building new tonnage, “he said.

Modifying an existing ship will close some holes, but “it can be cost inefficient, and especially for SOVs, it makes more sense to build a new bespoke build.” ..

He estimates the time frame for using the converted vessel to be 2 and 5 years, equipped and optimized for the task at hand, and also equipped with low emission technology and effective energy saving systems such as battery hybrids. We are looking at the custom designed tonnage that has been made over the long term. ..

https://www.oedigital.com/news/493153-u-s-offshore-wind-assessing-the-use-of-existing-vessels Evaluation of existing use

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