Cemre Shipyard, Turkey, has commissioned Pronomar to equip two Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ (LDA) Service Operation Vessels (SOVs). Pronomar, the Dutch company that specializes in the supply of innovative and efficient equipment, is to deliver drying systems for the workwear of the technicians.

The drying systems, made from seawater resistant steel, dry their coveralls, jackets, trousers, boots, and gloves in a short time. The manufacturer claims the drying systems prolong the lifespan of the workwear, while at the same time improve the comfort and health of the people working outside.

In 2017, LDA contracted Cemre Shipyards to build the SOV, named Wind of Change. It measures 83 metres in length and will provide accommodation for up to 60 wind farm workers and 90 people in total. It is equipped with a DP-2 system and diesel-electric propulsion. It has a summer draft of 5m. The vessel was delivered in April, and is tasked to support Ørsted at the Borkum Riffgrund 1&2 and Gode Wind 1&2 projects off the coast of Germany.

LDA has also commissioned Cemre Shipyard to build the sister ship, Wind of Hope. This SOV is scheduled to be delivered in 2021, and will support 2 offshore wind farms near the coast of England.