Njord Odin, the first of a series of advanced 26m windfarm support vessels (WSV) for Njord Offshore, has completed sea trials, designer BMT Nigel Gee announced
Developed from BMT’s range of WSVs, these are the largest BMT-designed vessels built to date.
Built by Strategic Marine, Njord Odin is also the first to be fitted with a quadruple installation of the Volvo Penta IPS system, with the forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers and individually steerable pods under the hull.
The vessel 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 liters and fresh water capacity of 2,900 liters. Njord Odin achieved a speed of in excess of 27 knots with 20 metric tons of deadweight and with the same deadweight will cruise at 25 knots with the engines running at 85% of their maximum continuous rating.
BMT notes that the vessel has 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. Utilizing the patented Active Fender System, the vessel also benefits from reduced impact forces when docking with boat landings.