Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the ship design for the ‘Vestland Cygnus’, a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) owned by Norway based Norside AS that is to be converted to serve as an offshore wind farm service vessel. The conversion will take place at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in October.
The re-design includes several new features, such as an accommodation module for 134 people, a 100 ton offshore crane with a range of 40 metres, and a new footpath system for transferring personnel to offshore fixtures. The vessel will have SPS (Special Purpose Ships) class notation.
Following completion of the rebuild project, the ‘Vestland Cygnus’, will transport service personnel to and from wind farms. It will be operated by Vestland Offshore, a Norway based offshore vessel operator. The conversion is scheduled to be completed by June 2016.
The original ‘Vestland Cygnus’ design was supplied by Wärtsilä and the ship was delivered from the Fjellstrand yard in April 2015. Wärtsilä also supplied a complete electric propulsion system based on the Wärtsilä Low Loss concept with four Wärtsilä 20 engines, as well as an integrated automation system.
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