Azimuth propulsion and manoeuvring have been ordered for the world’s first ‘green’ SOV.

Norwegian propulsion and manoeuvring systems firm Brunvoll will supply its technology to new Service Operation Vessels (SOV) belonging to Esvagt, the Danish shipping firm that owns what is being touted as the world’s first SOV to operate on green fuels.



Brunvoll will supply propulsion azimuth thrusters, retractable azimuth thrusters, tunnel thruster and BruCon condition monitoring system to the vessel, which will be powered by Ørsted supplied renewable e-methanol, produced from wind energy and biogenic carbon, and batteries.

The HAV Design 833 SOV is being built at Cemre shipyard in Turkey.

“This is a breakthrough for Brunvoll in the azimuth thruster propulsion market. Esvagt and HAV Design are both important players in the renewable segment. We have a long relationship with both, and we are excited that they now also will use our propulsion thrusters,” said Sales Manager Bernt Rune Riksfjord. “We look forward to putting our propulsion thrusters to the test on this advanced vessel.“

The vessel will be equipped with Brunvoll’s new Condition Monitoring System (CMS), a layer-based platform with extensive cyber security improvements. CMS provides advanced monitoring of thruster and propulsion systems and includes hardware and various algorithms for detecting concrete events and operational characteristics to optimise maintenance and operations.