Vallianz Develops a New Hybrid Heavy Transport Vessel Anticipating the Offshore Wind Farm Boom

The Singapore-based Vallianz Holdings Limited has commissioned the construction of a Heavy Transport Vessel (HTV), anticipating demand for the transportation of heavy components for offshore wind farms and other structures. The new vessel will be able to carry weights up to 32,000 tons and will be hybrid-powered. Its construction is expected to be completed by late 2024.

Vallianz Holdings has joined forces with Norway's Ulstein, Canada-based, Shift Clean Energy, and Bureau Veritas for this project. Ulstein is designing the vessel. The ship will be a customized version of the HX 120 design by Ulstein and have ULSTEIN's X-BOW, contributing to reduced energy consumption and smoother operation on the waves. It will be 173.8 m long and have a deck area of 6,000 m2. This will help transport cumbersome components such as LNG process modules, Wind tower jackets, transition pieces, platform topsides, blades, etc. This ship will be hybrid-powered, equipped with a dual-fuel engine and a battery energy storage system that Shift Clean Energy will provide. Bureau Veritas will have the responsibility for the classification of the vessel.

Osman Ibrahim, Vallianz's chairman, stated that they believe there will be a growing demand for newer generation vessels like the Heavy Transport Vehicle, as this can facilitate faster installation, better project economics, and a reduction in the carbon footprint.

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