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OIM Wind orders wind farm installation vessel at CIMC Raffles

Norwegian company OIM Wind has signed an EPC contract with China’s offshore yard CIMC Raffles for the construction of a wind farm installation vessel.

According to OIM Wind, the vessel will be among the largest of its kind in the industry with a capacity to transport and install four complete sets of the future XXL wind turbines. It is equipped with LNG-powered engines and an integrated battery pack onboard to be used as a spinning power reserve.

The vessel will enter into operations by the end of 2022 and will be operated by OSM Maritime.

The contract is made up of a firm order of one vessel and an option to build another one of the same design.

OIM said it is in negotiations with several companies related to the development of offshore wind farms.

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