Singapore-headquartered offshore wind farm vessel firm Cyan Renewables has acquired its first vessel from DEME Offshore NL, the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Groenewind.
Groenewind is a purpose built Small-Waterplane-Area Twin Hull (SWATH) Vessel, with unique technical capabilities for servicing offshore wind farms all year round.
According to Cyan, the purchase of this first SOV is part of its strategy to bolster service capabilities and begin service offerings to clients globally.
Cyan will continue to operate Groenewinds for the next 15 years, with targets to acquire $1 billion in vessels over the next three years while supporting Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in maintaining three offshore wind farms in Belgium. The vessel will be managed from Cyan’s European headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.
In its first years of operation, the vessel is said to have set new standards for transferring service technicians allowing them to access turbines in more than 3m significant wave heights, considered unique for a vessel of its size. In addition, the design further drives down maintenance, construction and fuel costs, making it more sustainable to operate.
Cyan Renewables Chief Executive Officer Keng Lin Lee, said: “The acquisition of Groenewind is an important milestone for Cyan. It marks a first but critical step towards building our portfolio of offshore wind assets, as we work towards our vision of being the catalyst for a greener tomorrow – built on sustainable, renewable energy. We are honored to have Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy charter the vessel and thank them for their trust. As we build our portfolio to become a world-leading offshore wind vessel owner, we look forward to more collaboration with other developers.”