World Marine Offshore has been contracted by Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland to provide two newbuild crew transfer vessels (CTVs) during the operations and maintenance (O&M) period for the Wikinger wind farm in Germany.
“Building on the experience and popularity of our current fleet of 12 and 24 passengers SWATH Trimarans, we are pushing the limits and are building another set of highly specialized CTVs for this contract,” said Lars Zøhner, World Marine Offshore’s CEO. “We look forward to delivering these two CTVs during 2017.”
The new 32m vessels will combine diesel electric and battery propulsion, reducing environmental impact during the O&M period, and will be able to carry 20-ton of cargo on the foredeck to provide optimized logistics during the O&M period.
“The advanced design and capabilities of the vessels will help the team to make the best use of available weather windows offshore, which will contribute towards improved windfarm production,” said Alvaro Martinez, Wikinger operations director, Iberdrola. “Additionally, the vessels are very much designed with the comfort of the passenger in mind, a key feature when we consider the transit distances involved for our offshore technicians.”
Iberdola Renovables Offshore Deutschland is developing the offshore wind farm Wikinger in the German Baltic Sea. The wind farm is located in 30-40m water depth and will consist of 70 wind turbine generators and one offshore substation.
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