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Great Ships of 2019

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Wind of Change

Wind of Change is a maintenance ves- drive the diesel-electric vessel. Two the landing platforms of the wind farm sel for offshore wind turbines, built in 1,400 kW transverse thrusters and an towers directly via a special, hydrauli-

Turkey at the Cemre shipyard for the extendable rudder propeller of 800 kW cally stabilized gangway. This gangway

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group (LDA) are located in the bow to enable dynamic is located on a telescopic tower on the and works for the Danish energy group positioning in accordance with the DP2 aft deck on the port side of the ship. The

Ørsted. standard. The power required for this is gangway with a double extension ex-

Wind of Change, developed by Salt generated by four generators driven by a tends over 31m and can be operated with

Ship, is the ? rst wind farm mainte- total of 1,600 kW MAN diesel engines. waves of up to 2.5m. nance ship in the Louis Dreyfus Arma- If more power is needed at short notice, In addition, a passive anti-roll system teurs ? eet. The Offshore Service Ves- batteries are used. Two battery packs with two tanks was installed to reduce sel (OSV) will be deployed in the wind with 720 KW then take over the power ship movements during work at sea. The farms “Borkum Riffgrund 1 und 2” and peaks. deck is intended for stowing four 20-ft. “Gode Wind 1 und 2” off the German A 200-kW emergency power genera- containers. coast as part of a long-term contract with tor is also available. The ship has a range The helicopter deck is suitable for

Wind of Change Main Particulars

Ørsted. A sister ship, Wind of Hope, has of around 5,000 miles at 10 knots in landing helicopters within the offshore

Type of vessel Offshore Service Vessel been ordered for the service in “Hornsea DP mode. The maximum speed is 12.5 wind farm and can carry a weight of up to

Home port Marseille

Project Two”. knots. seven tons. In addition, Wind of Change

Owner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group

Shipyard CEMRE Shipyard, Turkey

Ørsted operates the vessel, which is Wind of Change is the ? rst ship in the has a 12-m daughter boat with room for

Dimensions (LxWxD) 84 x 20 x 5 m equipped with a diesel-electric propul- world to be equipped with a humming- up to eight people which is housed in a

Commissioning June 2019

Deadweight 6.060 GT / 1.945 NT sion system and dynamic positioning bird crane with 3D motion stabilization. special davit system in a hull recess on

Propulsion Diesel electric

DP2. It can accommodate 90 people, This means that during swell, move- the starboard side below the superstruc-

Gensets 4 x MAN Diesel gensets

Total power 1.600 kW including 65 wind farm technicians on ments in all directions can be compen- ture. The technicians ? rst go on board

Max speed 12.5 knots board for wind turbine maintenance. sated. The crane can lift a maximum and are then discharged into the water.

Emergency genset 200 kW

Bow thruster 2 x Schottel

Measuring 83 x 19.4m with a 7m draft, weight of 1000 kg and has a reach of When they return, they are lifted back

Output 2 x 1.400 kW the 6,060-gt ship offers two 1,600 kW 30m. on board. This procedure also increases

Extendable rudder propeller 1 x 800 kW

Schottel rudder propellers at the stern The wind farm technicians can reach safety for the technicians.

Photo: RMK Marine 23

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