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Brunvoll delivers equipment for next generation cable-laying vessel from Vard

Brunvoll has been chosen as the supplier of a complete propulsion and manoeuvring system for what is described as the next generation of cable-laying vessels. The vessel will be built for the Dutch international marine contractor Van Oord at Vard Brattvåg and is expected to be put into operation in 2023.

The vessel is designed by Vard Design in Ålesund and will enter operation for the ever-growing offshore wind power market. 

The vessel is of Vard 9 02 design and will have the newest sustainable technology to reduce emissions in both port mooring and offshore operations. It can be powered by biofuels. With the support of a large battery pack, high energy efficiency and low emissions of CO2, Nox and SOx will be ensured.

This contract demonstrates that Brunvoll has succeeded in its product development and market adaptation after the offshore market collapse in 2015.

 "We are proud that Vard and Van Oord has chosen Brunvoll as their trusted supplier. This project is yet another proof that the Norwegian maritime cluster can deliver premium system solutions. We praise Van Oord for building at Vard Brattvåg, which strengthens our maritime cluster in tough times", says Group CEO of Brunvoll, Kåre Øyvind Vassdal.

Delivery of Brunvoll propulsion and manoeuvring system

Brunvoll's system delivery consists of two tunnel thrusters each of 2,100kW, a combined retractable azimuth / tunnel thruster of 1,500kW and two azimuth propulsion thrusters with propeller in nozzle each with a power of 2,500kW.

With this package of propulsion and manoeuvring equipment, the 130-meter-long vessel will be able to operate and maintain its position (DP2) even in extreme weather conditions.

Brunvoll's azimuth propulsion thrusters are designed to serve different types of ships in several segments.The units are designed with special focus on maximum propulsion efficiency, hydrodynamic capabilities and a robust design with minimal lifetime costs and footprint.

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