SOV Purus Horizon

UK-based shipowner and offshore wind operator Purus Marine has announced its acquisition of a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) from Norway-based Edda Wind to join its fleet of construction/service operation vessels (C/SOVs) and crew transfer vessels (CTVs).

The vessel will be renamed “Purus Horizon” and is the former “Edda Passat”.

“Purus Horizon” will support the lifecycle of offshore wind farms across Europe by providing safe access to both fixed-foundation and floating wind turbine generators for construction and maintenance, as the company states.

Purus Marine mentions that the decarbonisation strategy for Purus Horizon is to upgrade the vessel to IMO Tier III within Q2 2024 to provide large NOx and SOx savings, and hybridisation in the future.