OHT Heavy-Lifter to Sport Kongsberg Gear

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract to equip a new heavy-lift crane vessel currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI).

Under the USD 13 million contract, Kongsberg will deliver dynamic positioning, navigation, thruster control and automation systems, as well as an electrical package including battery hybrid power and energy management systems.

The Norway-based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) signed a contract with CMHI for the construction of the dwt semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel this July, with the vessel scheduled for project deployment in early 2021. Options to extend the program with up to three vessels also exist.

The design has been developed by OHT in close cooperation with Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, Liebherr and DNV GL.

“The China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) selection of our solution to enable OHT’s expansion into the offshore renewables and installation market is a valued endorsement of our approach to the integration of operational and digital technology,” said Egil Haugsdal, President at Kongsberg Maritime.

“We are looking forward to seeing this sophisticated vessel in operation and delivering continued support to ensure that OHT can maximise the potential of the KONGSBERG systems on board.”

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