New Class of OCV, the Hi Flo 4 One Step Closer to Construction

Mojo Maritime has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hammonia Reederei GmbH & Co. KG to finance and build the Hi Flo 4, the first ship in a completely new class of offshore construction vessels.

As a result, Mojo and Hammonia, along with other Technology Strategy Board project partners, are now working together to appoint a shipyard and secure the first charter for this innovative and exciting new ship.

The vessel is a twin hull vessel powered by 4 Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP), with a high degree of attention on the hydrodynamics of the twin hulls coupled with the VSP’s. The vessel is capable of installing foundations, cables, subsea connectors and turbines in a wide range of conditions. The design has been inspired by Mojo’s work with Bauer on their award winning BSD-3000 Subsea Drill and provides a safe and economic platform for installing drilled foundations.

New Class of OCV, the Hi Flo 4 One Step Closer to ConstructionHi Flo 4 is designed to operate using dynamic positioning in currents up to 10 knots, allowing a high degree of accessibility and improved productivity during the construction phases of tidal energy farms- indeed the modelling carried out demonstrates that the vessel is capable of complete installation and hook up of 50 turbines per year equating to 70MW of installed capacity from a single vessel.

Mojo Maritime has built a highly capable collaboration team for the project consisting of Bauer Renewables (seabed drilling), Voith Turbo Marine Engineering (leading on basic design and supply of VSP’s), DNV (classification) and University of Exeter (analysis of turbulence and input to DP simulation). The project has also welcomed support from the Technology Strategy Board/ Scottish Enterprise under their MESAT Program.

The vessel is being commercially developed to be available in summer 2015.


Press Release, January 22, 2014


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