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Vallianz in partnership with Ulstein, Shift Clear Vitality and Bureau Veritas to develop a first-of-its-kind hybrid heavy transport vessel for offshore wind farms


SINGAPORE, 22 June 2022 – Vallianz Holdings Restricted (“Vallianz” or the “Firm”, and along with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) joined forces with Ulstein Design & Options B.V. (“Ulstein”), Shift Clear Vitality (“Shift”) and Bureau Veritas to collaborate on the design and building of a heavy transport vessel (“HTV”) that would be the first of its sort within the international offshore wind business.

Designed for worldwide operations, the HTV shall be deployed for transportation of constructions reminiscent of monopiles, jackets, transition items and turbine blades to help offshore wind farm initiatives, in addition to heavy construction modules for LNG and perform floatover operations of offshore constructions. That includes zero emission functionality, the DP-2 vessel would be the first of its sort, as will probably be pushed by a hybrid energy system consisting of other twin fuelled engines and a fully-classed battery vitality storage system. . As well as, the HTV options the confirmed ULSTEIN X-BOW®, which contributes to lowered vitality consumption and supplies extra snug and safer operations when crusing by waves.

Measuring an general size of 173.6 meters, the personalised ULSTEIN HX120 design could have a free deck size of 145 meters. Together with her massive deck space of greater than 6,000 sq. meters and deck energy of 25 tonnes per sq. meter, the brand new HTV can carry cargoes of as much as 32,000 metric tonnes. This consists of very massive constructions and modules, reminiscent of monopiles, transition items and jacket foundations.

The design of the HTV is developed by the Dutch design workplace of Ulstein Group which is headquartered in Norway. The HTV’s electrical battery system is to be supplied by Canadian-based Shift, whereas the vessel shall be classed by Bureau Veritas.

Building is predicted to take as much as 26 months with deliberate completion by the tip of 2024.

To mark the collaboration, representatives from Vallianz, Ulstein, Shift and Bureau Veritas attended a signing ceremony held at Ulstein’s workplace in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
 

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Mentioned Mr Osman Ibrahim, Chairman of Vallianz, “This collaboration is a key improvement within the Group’s technique to construct a stronger presence within the international offshore wind farm business. It follows intently on the heels of one other strategic mission that we launched into for the development of a subsequent technology Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to help the operations and upkeep of offshore wind farms. |

We’re excited to see the Group’s efforts gaining traction as we place Vallianz to faucet the expansion potential of the offshore wind market. In line with the International Wind Report 2022 by the International Wind Vitality Council (GWEC), the offshore wind market had its greatest ever yr in 2021 with 21.1GW commissioned, greater than 3 times in 2020. GWEC expects greater than 90 GW of offshore capability to be added worldwide from 2022 to 2026.

In view of the anticipated enhance within the measurement of monopiles and different elements for offshore wind farms over the approaching years, we imagine there shall be a rising demand for newer technology vessels like our HTV which may help to facilitate quicker set up velocity, higher mission economics and discount of carbon footprint. The addition of this HTV may also complement and increase on the Group’s present “Holmen” fleet of heavy elevate transport vessels.”

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