NOV introduces the Modular Service and Operations Vessel concept
As wind farms move farther offshore and in deeper waters, robust operations and maintenance strategies are required. Support vessels must be able to operate safely, effectively, and longer in increasingly challenging environments.
The Modular Service and Operations Vessel (MSOV) is a novel and versatile concept to optimize offshore wind farm operations and maintenance.
The MSOV concept is a collaboration across NOV’s Marine and Construction business unit. To introduce the concept, an MSOV design was developed based on GustoMSC’s Enhydra MSOV design. Our vessel design offers an extensive and flexible deck layout to integrate mission equipment from our Lifting and Handling group and Remacut to maximize capability, workability and endurance.
At 140 m in length, the Enhydra MSOV’s larger design allows for additional capabilities by integrating additional modular equipment, increased comfort, and capabilities beyond current construction/service operations vessels. Featuring Remacut™ cable-lay equipment, this versatile workhorse is designed for cable repair and change-out, subsea inspection and intervention, and mooring installation for floating wind farms.
Illustration of a sea otter underwater with a boat, rig and wind turbine above water
The Enhydra series design characteristics resemb