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China Merchants Industry wins CSOV order from Integrated Wind Solutions

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Integrated Wind Solutions has entered into shipbuilding contracts for the construction of two Walk-to-Work Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOV) with China Merchants Industry Holdings.

The contract with the Chinese shipbuilder was made by Integrated Wind Solutions through its fully owned subsidiary, IWS Fleet.

After delivery in the second quarter of 2025, IWS will have a fleet of six identical Skywalker class vessels designed specifically to support commissioning works during the construction of wind farms, as well as supporting operations and maintenance during the lifetime of offshore wind farms, bottom fixed and floating.

“We are pleased to order two additional CSOVs and increase our fleet to six identical sister vessels. Our fleet will be uniquely positioned for a strong and growing offshore wind market with the first vessel commencing the charter contract to the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm later this year. We see increased interest in our vessels and the integrated services IWS provides through its subsidiary IWS Services A/S,” said Lars-Henrik Røren, CEO of Integrated Wind Solutions.

These hybrid powered vessels will be among the first vessels in the industry capable of zero-emission operations, designed by Kongsberg Maritime and equipped with the latest generation fully compensated gangway and 3d crane.

IWS has also confirmed options for additional two Skywalker class CSOVs from China Merchants Industry.