ACEL AS scores contracts with Ulstein for Olympic vessels

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 20/07/2022 ACEL AS

ACEL AS has secured contracts for the delivery of main switchboards to Ulstein Power and Control AS for two Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for Olympic to be built at Ulstein Verft.

The contracts include the delivery of main switchboards for 690V, 440V, 230V and shore connection for the offshore wind vessels, as well as the emergency switchboards that will workwith Ulstein Power & Control's power system.

‍The two Construction Service Operation Vessels contracted by Olympic, have hybrid battery propulsion and are prepared for methanol fuel to enable zero emissions. They are based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design with TWIN X-STERN from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS. The
order for the two vessels was announced earlier this month.

The ULSTEIN SX222 vessels have a length of 89.6m and a beam of 19.2m. They accommodate 126 people in 91 cabins. The hull shape and hybrid propulsion system are desgined to ensure high operational performances and seakeeping, and reduced environmental footprint.
“It is an honor to be part of the building of these vessels, and it is also an important milestone for ACEL to get this significant contract within the offshore wind segment. This is aligned with our vision on making positive environmental changes within the offshore wind energy market. We are also humble to win such important contracts for Ulstein Power and Control, a company well known as an important contributor in the marine industry,” said Marius Granlien.

“The fact that Olympic has contracted these vessels, is admirable as well as important for the offshore industry. They have contracted a smart concept optimized for low energy consumption, and we applaud them for choosing local businesses for the delivery of important systems. We are proud to be a part of the delivery. ACEL AS are looking forward to delivering the switchboards for the CSOVs, and want to thank Ulstein Power and Control AS for the contracts,” said Marius Granlien, responsible for Project Sales in ACEL.

Olympic has a fleet that operates in the subsea service and renewable energy markets. The company has previously ordered six vessels at Ulstein Verft and was the first customer of Ulstein Design & Solutions.