Offshore Wind Support (OSW) Vessels
Offshore wind technology is advancing quickly – and the vessels supporting these projects must be ready to assist. At Bureau Veritas, we support ship owners in ensuring their offshore wind support (OSW) vessels are ready for the challenges ahead.
PREPARING ALL TYPES OF OSW VESSELS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION
Windfarm construction and operation is facilitated by multiple vessel types, each with highly specific and continually evolving designs.
- Wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs)
Assisting the construction and installation of fixed turbines and shallow water structures
- Foundation installation vessels (FIVs)
Specialized crane vessels for pile installation, fitted with dynamic positioning systems and motion-compensated pile grippers
- Anchor handling vessels
Preinstalling moorings, towing floating foundations and turbines, hooking up floating foundations to moorings and installing dynamic cables
- Cable laying vessels
Installing heavy, inflexible cables that reach increasingly far out to sea
- Stone dumping vessels
Protecting offshore infrastructure using a fallpipe
- Service operation and commissioning service operation vessels (SOV and CSOVs)
Providing comfortable technicians accommodation, fitted with advanced dynamic positioning and walk-to-work (W2W) motion compensated gangways covered by our dedicated certification scheme, NI 629
- Crew transfer vessels (CTVs)
Maximizing the speed and comfort of technicians’ daily commute between ports and windfarms
WHY PARTNER WITH BUREAU VERITAS?
SUPPORTING GLOBAL RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS
Specialized vessels require specialized expertise, and our history of supporting vessel design and operation offers just that. Bureau Veritas experts are by your side to ensure the safety, suitability and compliance of all types of OSW vessels.
We put our extensive knowledge of the growing offshore wind market to use for you, helping ship owners effectively answer its increasingly complex demands.
PARTNERING THROUGH EVERY CHALLENGE
Our one-of-a-kind classification services and experience across the supply chain position us as an invaluable resource for ship owners.