Singapore shipowner Vallianz Holdings has ordered what it calls a “first of its kind” service operation vessel (SOV) for offshore wind farm work.

Dutch shipyard Royal IHC has collaborated on the design of the battery hybrid next-generation unit and is promising high operational efficiency and autonomy levels.

The ship will have a low cost base with reduced emissions during operation, the companies said.

The SOV has been readied for offshore charging and alternative fuels. No contract price or delivery schedule has been revealed.