Start-up Cyan Renewables makes first SOV Acquisition from DEME

Singapore-based Cyan Renewables offshore wind farm vessel owner has acquired its first Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Groenewind from DEME Offshore NL.

Newly founded Cyan Renewables has a goal of owning ships for the wind industry worth USD 1bn over 3 years.

The new SOV is a purpose-built Swath Vessel with the capability of servicing offshore wind farms all year around.

The vessel hull is designed and optimized for performing safe transfers of service technicians to offshore wind turbines in all weather conditions, as the company claims.

The new SOV can accommodate 24 service technicians in spacious single cabins and with large modern lounge areas allowing for social interaction for the service technicians and vessel crew.

“In its first years of operation, the vessel have set new standards for transferring service technicians allowing them to access turbines in more than 3 m significant wave heights, which is considered unique for a vessel of its size. The design of the vessel further drives down maintenance, construction and fuel costs, making it more sustainable to operate. Cyan Renewables has acquired the vessel design IP rights, which will allow the construction of future vessels with the same design,” Cyan Renewables said.

The purchase of this first SOV is part of the company’s strategy to bolster its service capabilities and begin service offerings to clients globally.

Cyan will continue to operate Groenewind’s for the next 15 years, supporting Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in maintaining three offshore wind farms in Belgium. Together, these windfarms produce enough sustainable energy to power 800,000 Belgium homes annually.

The vessel Groenewind will be managed from Cyan Renewables’ European headquarters in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark.