Fred. Olsen Ocean AS and Teekay Offshore Partners have entered into an agreement to develop a new vessel design for the offshore wind market.
The two companies are planning to co-develop a vessel that will allow technicians to access wind turbines in higher sea states at a lower cost. The companies said that the new vessel will be ”a game changer and the first step on a journey to bring the HiLoad technology to offshore wind.”
Sea trials are expected to start in the beginning of 2017.