Offshore Wind: GC Rieber Shipping Orders Two Service Operation Vessels in Turkey


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Norway- based GC Rieber Shipping has actually gotten 2 Wind Caretaker Service Operation Vessels for overseas wind procedures from the Cemre shipyard inTurkey The order consists of alternatives for 2 more vessels. The initial vessel will certainly be provided in Q1 2025.

According to GC Rieber Shipping, Wind Caretaker is an ingenious Service Operation Vessel (SOV) based upon Small Water Area Twin Hull (SWATH) approach as well as layout.

The layout provides boosted operability, ultra-low gas usage, as well as the choice of totally electrical procedures in area, the firm stated.

GC Rieber has actually established a subsidiary Wind Caretaker When It Comes To the Wind Caretaker vessels. Total financial investment in Wind Caretaker has to do with EUR 110 million, GC Rieber delivery stated.

“The project and vessels are fully financed through a combination of equity and debt financing. Sparebanken Vest and Eksfin has provided long term loan facilities of minimum EUR 51 million,” the firm included.

GC Rieber Shipping CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Einar Ytredal, stated: “In 2020, GC Rieber Shipping made a strategic decision to become a pure shipowner and project-house with focus on developing profitable and sustainable maritime projects. We are proud to launch WindKeeper as our first project.

“The strength of ecological as well as functional efficiencies of Wind Caretaker are a testimony to the solid technological capacities within GCRieber Shipping Coming off near a years of decline in the overseas sector, having the ability to fund as well as understand such a task on a stand-alone basis, more proofs the solid capabilities of the task home. Our aspiration is to construct Wind Caretaker right into a considerable as well as beneficial gamer in the overseas wind sector,”

Christoffer Knudsen, GC Rieber Shipping CCO, stated; “We look forward to showing future clients and the market the exceptional performance of WindKeeper! WindKeeper will drive down charterers daily costs and substantially reduce their emissions, improving their environmental footprint. We believe WindKeeper will be a preferred alternative for this decade. WindKeeper’s Charge2Work, zero emission alternative, further allows for the option of fully electric operations in field.”

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