Louis Dreyfus Armateurs holds naming cermony for SOV

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 12/07/2021 LDA
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs recently held a naming ceremony for its Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Wind of Hope, attended by its godmother, the Minister for Industry, Ms. Agnès Pannier-Runacher.

The 83 metre vessel is owned and operated by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), and will be working for Ørsted on the
Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK.

The vessel was ordered in 2018 and launched in September 2020. For the last two months it has been undergoing sea trials prior to delivery.

Wind of Hope features carbon saving technology. It has a hybrid propulsion system using a variable speed diesel generator sets on linked with ABB’s OnBoard DC GridTM switchboards with support of batteries. For transfers, a TTS Horizon gangway system has been installed along with a TTS Colibri crane. The crane and gangway will be controlled from Phoenix, a remote operator environment that does not rely on a direct line of sight for the operator. Transfers will also be supported by an eight passenger daughter craft built by IXBLUE.

Wind of Hope is the second SOV in the LDA fleet. Sister vessel Wind of Change was delivered in May 2019 and is fully booked by Ørsted on Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms.