Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has just announced that it has commissioned a lifecycle assessment of its wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) Brave Tern and Bold Tern. In its announcement, the company says that “the assessment will allow us to be data-driven in our vessel decarbonisation efforts and is an important step towards achieving out goal of net-zero emission”.
ICE, based on a basic design from GustoMSC, developed Class drawings and assisted the builder of the two vessels with detail design, procurement, development of production information, and onsite construction troubleshooting. ICE has since assisted Fred. Olsen Windcarrier with various modifications and upgrades of the two WTIVs and has also delivered design packages for other GustoMSC-type WTIVs for other operators. Most recently, ICE has undertaken plan approval on behalf of the Owner for large WTIVs being built in Asia and has done a critical evaluation of the ability of another Asian yard to design and build the new class of large WTIVs.
ICE is proud of its long-standing involvement in the offshore energy industry, which now also includes design of environmentally friendly service offshore vessels (SOVs) to assist in installation and long-term maintenance of new windfarms.
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