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Order to Fincantieri for two more ships for the wind sector Offshore

As of October 2021 the same client, Norwind Offshore, had commissioned two first CSOV

Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Vard, has signed with the Norwegian Norwind Offshore a contract for the design and the construction of two Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOV), agreement that includes options for two additional ships. Norwind Offshore is a newly established company that offer specialized ships for support operations and development in the wind sector. Today's order follows that of October 2021, always for the same customer, for the construction of two CSOV, which now rise to four, as well as for the sale and conversion of a Platform Supply Vessel of property of Vard that the customer will use as a Service Operation Vessel.

Fincantieri explained that the project is based on a highly versatile platform for support operations sustainable in offshore wind farms, which stands out for its on-board logistics, safety, comfort and operability superior. The ships will have a length of 85 meters, they will be able to embark 87 people and will be equipped with a mobile walkway, with elevator, compensated with respect to wave motion, and a system for the transfer from the boat to adjustable height. Units will be prepared for the installation of a battery system.

The first ship will be built and Braila, Romania, for be set up and delivered in Brattvaag, Norway, in the first quarter of 2024. The second will be built and delivered to Vung Tau, Vietnam, with delivery expected in the second quarter of 2025.

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