Service operation vessel

A new series of service operation vessels with a focus on safety, workability and efficiency in the most demanding conditions

To meet the needs of today’s offshore wind industry, we have designed the next generation of Service Operation Vessels with an advanced level of integration and autonomy to achieve the highest levels of safety, reliability and workability from a low cost base. 

  • Safe and step-less transfers
  • High comfort 
  • Guaranteed workability
  • Cost efficient
  • Future-proof


The vessels feature a fully integrated service package with provisions for one motion compensated gangway, one active heave or motion compensated crane, daughter craft and step-less boat landing to allow for effective operations. Moreover, ample space is available for warehousing, workshops, office spaces with view on operations and relaxation areas. 

IHC is leading the way in the vessels market by enabling high levels of autonomous operations in their vessels. The SOV will be capable of execute mission assignments in offshore wind farms independently; under the watchful eye of a human supervisor.

Key focus points in the development of this vessel are: crew and passenger safety; a comfortable living and working environment; and vessel efficiency in terms of workflow and propulsion systems, and a high level of autonomy.

Workability guarantee 

IHC is uniquely positioned to provide a holistic analysis of the workability of a vessel. The vessel design and mission equipment such as the dynamic positioning system and motion compensated gangway are integrated in the design of the vessel. By combining vessel motions, DP system behavior, gangway parameters and weather conditions in our proprietary analysis tools in the design phase, IHC guarantees that the vessel’s workability will meet your mission requirements. 

Future-proof SOV

The IHC Service Operation Vessels are prepared for future requirements. Hybrid propulsion is already implemented to achieve lower emissions. The path to deliver zero-emission SOV in the near term is clearly spelled out. Zero emissions can be achieved without sacrificing operational requirement.

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