26 aug Godspeed to newbuild OV Bøkfjord
After 2 years of work our newest – and so far biggest – newbuild, OV Bøkfjord left the port of Hvide Sande to embark on its maiden trip to participate in an arctic oil control exercise.
OV Bøkfjord´s hull was built in Stettin, Poland and then delivered to Hvide Sande to be completed here. OV Bøkfjord is a multi purpose vessel built to operate in the harsh conditions around northern part of Norway where she will perform a numbers of jobs including collection of oil spills and maintenance of between 20 – 30.000 installations around the coast including, buoys and lighthouses.
Fully integrated Energy Storage Unit saves fuel
One of the outstanding and innovative features of OV Bøkfjord is the 850 kW Energy Storage Unit – a fully integrated battery bank that can let the crew stop the engines when in harbour thus saving energy and reduce noise. The battery bank also provides extra power when needed while running only one of her engines. This again means an anticipated 25% reduction in fuel consumption – a figure that could be even higher when she commences regular operations according to Alf Arne Borgund, operations manager in The Norwegian Coastal Administration. (Source: https://www.nrk.no/troms/kystens-leatherman-gar-pa-batteri-1.13162498)
We are very proud and happy to be able to deliver this vessel – our newbuild no. 133 – to Kystverket.