‘Njord Odin’ Nails Sea Trials (Video)
BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has completed sea trials for Njord Odin, the first of a series of advanced 26m wind farm support vessels (WSV) for Njord Offshore.
These are the largest BMT designed vessels built to date.
Njord Odin is 26.3m in length with a beam of 9.3m with each of the four Volvo IPS900 units delivering 515 kW. The vessel is specifically designed for working further offshore with a fuel capacity of 29,000 litres and fresh water capacity of 2,900 litres.
The vessel achieved a speed of in excess of 27 knots with 20 tonnes of dead-weight and with the same dead-weight will cruise at 25 knots with the engines running at 85% of their maximum continuous rating.
Njord Odin has extremely low noise levels thanks to the resiliently mounted superstructure and selection of propulsion machinery. Noise levels in the main accommodation are 60 dBA and 54 dBA in the wheelhouse whilst operating at 25 knots.
The accommodation is extremely spacious with excellent visibility from all seating areas.
Utilising the patented Active Fender System, the vessel also benefits from significantly reduced impact forces when docking with boat landings.
Check out the video:
Image: Njord Offshore