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Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to build Wind Farm Service Operational Vessel

You will see more activity soon on Sturgeon Bay's working waterfront. Fincantieri Marine Group announced Wednesday that it would be building a 288-foot vessel at its Bay Shipbuilding location in Sturgeon Bay. The contract is with a joint venture between Crowley and ESVAGT. The ship will be a Service Operational Vessel (SOV)  that will transport technicians to service and sustain the operation of wind turbines at sea in the United States.   The building of the HAV 832 SOV vessel will allow it to be in service by 2026 and serve the Dominion Energy wind farm off the coast of Virginia.
Fincantieri Marine Group CEO Marco Galbiati said, "We are proud to be associated with important 'green' projects like this. The SOV market is one of the most interesting and important markets for our country."Vice President at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Craig Perciavalle, added, "The incredible shipbuilding professionals here at FBS are eager to execute this important strategic program successfully and to continue solidifying our position as a premier shipbuilding supplier in the offshore wind market".   Several LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) bunkering barges are currently being built at Bay Shipbuilding, and more Winter Fleet vessels are arriving this month for service.  

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