Gondan Shipyard is awarded a new contract for building a second sov for Østensjø Rederi
This second unit – 13th collaboration between Østensjø Rederi and the shipyard -will be also chartered by DONG Energy for a period of 5 years firm with an option for 5 additional years.
Gondan Shipyard is pleased to announce that Østensjø Rederi AS (Haugesund – Norway) has declared the option for building a second Service Operation Vessel (SOV) which is a sister vessel of the one under construction at the Shipyard facilities in Figueras. Both vessels will be chartered by Dong Energy AS (Fredericia – Denmark) for a period of 5 years firm with an option for 5 additional years.
Gondan Shipyard would like to thank the Charterer and the Ship-Owner for placing their trust in the company. This new contract - the 13th unit that the Norwegian Ship-owner builds at the yard - strengthens the relationship between the shipbuilding company and the owner.
Currently, in addition to this new SOV and her sister vessel, Gondan shipyard is building Ostensjo Rederi´s new three dual fuel tugs, the first of their kind in Europe.
The 81.10 m long and 17.0 m beam vessel will be a sister vessel of the SOV signed in October last year. She will function as a mother ship for wind turbine technicians as they perform maintenance work on the Hornsea Project One wind farm.
As her sister vessel, this new SOV is designed by Rolls Royce Marine under the name UT 540 WP. The vessel will be equipped with an UPTIME 23 m length heave compensated “walk-to-work” gangway, a cutting edge technology 3D compensated crane and a CTV landing system with bunkering facility. In addition to the gangway, the on-board-fitted 11 m daughter craft will allow the safe transfer of maintenance technicians to the wind farm installations.
Finally it is worth noting that the design will commit to lower emissions and fuel saving targets by incorporating Rolls Royce Marine Safe Cube system, based on variable rpm operation of the generator sets.
With this new building Gondan Shipyard keeps positioning itself as a leading yard in the renewable energy sector, diversifying its order book and maintaining the highest quality in each of its vessels.
The second vessel will be delivered in Q3/2018.
Østensjø Rederi AS is a private company established in 1974 by Johannes Østensjø. The company has since its beginning been a leading provider of offshore, towage and accommodation services worldwide. It operates a fleet of 28 modern vessels. The company has more than 600 employees and offices in Norway, Scotland, UK, Ireland and Malta and is a pioneer in the application of new technologies making safer, more environmentally friendly and more efficient vessels. For more information, see www.ostensjo.no.
Gondan Shipyard is a shipbuilder with more than 90 years of experience in the sector. Located in the Asturian Castropol district, north of Spain in the Cantabric Sea, the company has facilities in Figueras, Barres and Vegadeo. It is recognised by its ability to build any type of boat, without technological limits, but having the flexibility to incorporate improvements during the construction process to meet the needs of the shipowner and, furthermore, meeting the most strict quality standards.