NYK Inks Contract with Northern Offshore Group for CTV
NYK and Northern Offshore Services AS, a subsidiary of the Sweden-based Northern Offshore Group AB, have concluded a bareboat charter contract* for
NYK and Northern Offshore Services AS, a subsidiary of the Sweden-based Northern Offshore Group AB, have concluded a bareboat charter contract* for a crew transfer vessel to service offshore wind farms. The CTV, which is named “Energizer,” is owned by NYK and will be chartered to NOS through a 10-year bareboat charter contract* to transfer crews to offshore wind power stations, mainly in Europe, under the operation of NOS. NYK has additionally agreed to dispatch its engineers to NOS to participate in operations and ship management in Europe, a leading region in the offshore wind power business, in preparation for the development of the CTV business in Japan.
NOG operates over 60 CTVs in the offshore wind power market in Europe, and NYK and NOG signed an MoU in December 2019 to explore a CTV business related to offshore wind power generation. This bareboat charter contract is a partial development of that MoU and will be the first CTV owned by NYK, which will continue its efforts to contribute to the spread of offshore wind power generation through the CTV business in cooperation with NOG.
Energizer is a state-of-the-art CTV developed by NOS. It is equipped with a large-capacity battery that can be recharged from a power generation facility and can be switched to hybrid mode to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, thus contributing to a reduction of the vessel’s environmental impact.