OHT ASA has , through its wholly owned subsidiary VIND Offshore Installation 1 AS, signed the complete shipbuilding contract with China Merchants Industry Holdings, for the construction of the first of two next-generation turbine installation vessels, following the first announcement in July.

The vessels, currently referred to as VIND 1&2, will be of GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G design. They will be designed and built specifically to install the future-generations of offshore wind turbines and XL monopiles, and will operate with significant reductions in their environmental footprints.

The first unit is scheduled to be delivered in Q2 2023.