NOV wins contract for battery hybrid-equipped wind turbine installation vessel

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) has awarded NOV a contract to design and supply equipment for a battery hybrid-equipped wind turbine installation jack-up vessel for Norwegian heavy transport and installation contractor OHT ASA.

In addition to the battery hybrid technology, the vessel is designed with an optimal hull shape and an electrical control system which NOV says can reduce emissions by 20% compared with similar sized installation vessels.

The vessel is also prepared for the use of fuel cells powered by hydrogen.

CMHI in Jiangsu will construct the vessel and will deliver to OHT in the first half of 2023.

Rhys Berry

Rhys Berry