On last Saturday the 1st June 2024 the world’s first e-methanol-fueled service operation vessel (SOV) NB1094’s was launched and celebrated at the Turkish shipbuilder Cemre Shipyard.

This pioneering project by Danish Esvagt will change the path of the offshore wind service and support the market in reaching carbon-neutral and environmentally friendly solutions the shipyard mentions.

Powered by batteries and dual fuel and pure methanol engines, capable of sailing on renewable e-methanol produced from wind energy and biogenic carbon, will lead to a yearly emission reduction of approximate 4,500 tonnes of CO2.

Acting carbon-neutral, the Esvagt NB1094 will make it possible to create a new “green vessel” trend in the operations.

This 93-meter-long innovative vessel will provide accommodations for 124 persons and will be built according to DNV classification rules and sails under the Danish flag. The SOV will serve the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2 located off the UK’s Yorkshire coast in the North Sea.

Considering the crew’s comfort and safety, Esvagt will be equipped with high-standard accommodation and will provide space for recreational activities. The vessel will provide a highly efficient workspace along with the safe transfer of the technicians at the wind farm via a motion-compensated gangway and transfer boats as well as a crane to lift heavy spare parts.

Source: Cemre Shipyard