Cemre Shipyard has Been Awarded by Danish Esvagt for Building the World’s First SOV That Can Operate on Green Fuels

April 30, 2022 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 3min

The design of the vessel has been developed by the Norwegian design company HAV Design in cooperation with ESVAGT, and the vessel will be the third turn-key project for Cemre to build for Esvagt. This pioneering project will change the path of the offshore wind service and support the market to reach carbon neutral and environmentally friendly solutions.


The SOV will be powered by batteries and dual fuel and pure methanol engines, capable of sailing on renewable e-methanol, produced from wind energy and biogenic carbon, which will lead to a yearly emission reduction of approx. 4,500 tonnes of CO2.

These systems will provide the required power for the vessel’s propulsion, positioning, and main operations while acting carbon neutral and making it possible to create a new “green vessel” trend in the operations.

ESVAGT SOV at Hornsea 2

This 93-meter-long innovative vessel will provide accommodations for 124 persons and will be built according to DNV classification rules and sails under the Danish flag. The SOV will serve the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2 located off the UK’s Yorkshire coast in the North sea.


This new state-of-the-art ESVAGT SOV will provide high comfort standards to the crew and technicians on board also providing space for recreational activities including fitness facilities, game rooms, cinemas, and individual accommodation.

The vessel will provide a highly efficient workspace together with safe transfer of the technicians at the wind farm via a motion-compensated gangway and transfer boats as well as a crane to lift heavy spare parts. The SOV will also be equipped with a helicopter deck for fast and easy access and transfer from shore.

Burak Mursaloğlu

“This success marks its sign as another milestone for Cemre, and having the confidence sourced from the former challenging ‘firsts’ we believe Cemre Shipyard will present this green-committed & futuristic vessel to the sector successfully when completed,”

says Burak Mursaloğlu, Head of Business Development at Cemre Shipyard.

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As a builder partner of this foresighted and major-league project, Cemre taking another challenging step in the shipbuilding market and looking forward to accomplishing such innovative and pioneer SOV together with HAV Design and ESVAGT.

About Cemre Shipyard

Cemre Shipyard, with its modern facilities, is one of the leading new building shipyards located in Yalova, Turkey. Considering the interest in diversity, Cemre has the ability to build different types of vessels as fishing, offshore, and passenger. These highly technological, eco-friendly, and, innovative projects need flexibility and intense care; besides that, tailor-made projects like these are among the distinguishing facts of Cemre’s success.

Cemre Shipyard has two shipyard areas laying in the same region which enables the shipyard to build more than 15 vessels at the same time in accordance with their sizes; As of the foundation, all of the delivered and ordered vessels are exported and are built for European customers such as Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Belgium, and Denmark.

As a consequence, Cemre Shipyard has secured its place among the top exporters of Turkey since 2008; and with this responsibility, Cemre works harder for a sustainable organization.

For further information about Cemre Shipyard, please visit Cemreshipyard.com

About Esvagt AS

Built on a strong foundation of highly experienced and well-trained crews as well as good quality vessels and equipment, Esvagt supports the offshore wind and oil and gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: standby, Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRV), oil spill response, firefighting, tanker assistance, rig moves, supply services and inter-field transfer of cargo and personnel.

The company services offshore wind farms and have a fleet of dedicated Service Operation Vessels (SOV), which ESVAGT pioneered in 2010. The SOVs provide accommodation for technicians, spare time facilities, offices and conference rooms, storage for small turbine parts, workshops, etc. The SOV offers flexible personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either a walk-to-work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats (STBs). ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and approximately 1,100 employees offshore and onshore.