OHT inks shipbuilding contract for hydrogen-powered offshore vessels

OHT has announced it has signed a contract with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the construction of two turbine installation vessels capable of reducing CO2 emissions by 20% compared to similar units.

The vessels – Vind 1 and Vind 2 – feature energy and heat recovery, battery hybrid solutions as well as a sophisticated electrical and control system. The vessels will also have the option to be installed with fuel cells powered by hydrogen to further reduce emissions. 

OHT, through its wholly owned subsidiary VIND Offshore Installation 1 AS, announced the signing of the complete shipbuilding contract having previously entered into a binding Heads of Agreement with the Chinese shipyard in July.

The first unit will be delivered in Q2 2023. The delivery structure for the second unit is flexible, OHT confirmed.

Rhys Berry

Rhys Berry