Marine technology company to provide suite of gear for giant installation vessels [Image: Cadeler]
Kongsberg Maritime has won a €49m with Chinese shipbuilder COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore to supply technology packages for two new NG-20000X installation vessels being built for Cadeler.
The suite of solutions includes an optimised thruster package and dynamic positioning functionalities to maintain operability in all conditions, said Kongsberg.
Monitoring and control of the KM components will be handled by a K-Chief marine automation system, it added.
The company said the tailored energy control functionalities will optimise energy efficiency and reduce the vessel environmental footprints, and the battery hybrid electrical system includes novel solutions such as ThrustAllocator and PowerBoost to increase the vessels’ operational capability while reducing the number of engines and fuel consumption required for both crane operations and DP manoeuvring.
The will also include technology for the regeneration of power from the jacking system and cranes. KM has also included its new onboard advisory system, EcoAdvisor, and a condition-based monitoring system to extend maintenance intervals and detect any anomalies in the rotating equipment.
“Cadeler is committed to providing safe, high quality and reliable offshore services, with a strong focus on safety and the environment,” said Mikkel Gleerup, CEO at Cadeler.
“KONGSBERG’s innovative WTIV solution will help us to pursue new levels of efficiency and enable the world’s transition to a future built on offshore renewable energies.”
“We take a genuine pride in bringing the benefits of our technological expertise to all maritime sectors and the bespoke solution we have devised for wind turbine installation vessels indicates how much thought and effort we devote to facilitating and encouraging sustainable marine operations,” added Egil Haugsdal, President, Kongsberg Maritime.
The first of the new vessel, which will service the European renewable energy market, is expected to be delivered before the end of Q3 2024. The second is expected by Q1 2025.