Ulstein to build two offshore wind SOVs

January 15, 2015

Germany-based Bernhard Schulte awarded Ulstein Verft a ship building contract for two offshore wind service operation vessels (SOVs).

Image from Ulstein.

The SOVs are of the Ulstein SX175 design and have been developed and specified in cooperation with Windea Offshore GmbH & Co. KG, Bernhard Schulte’s affiliate for offshore wind projects. 

“These are the first service operation vessels for the wind industry to be built at the yard and we look forward to delivering two state-of-the-art vessels in 2Q 2016 and 1Q 2017,” says Kristian Sætre, Ulstein Verft managing director.

The vessels can accommodate 60 people in single cabins, of which 40 cabins are dedicated to technicians who service wind turbines. An offshore wind service vessel’s most important task is to stay positioned on DP close to the turbines, with as little movements as possible, in order to provide a safe transfer for the technicians from the vessel through a heave compensated gangway to the turbines. 

Bernhard Schulte’s vessels will be the first of the Ulstein SX175 design, developed to meet the requirements for the offshore wind industry. Important features are the new X-STERN hull line design as well as the proven X-BOW. The vessel can operate with stern or front towards wind, waves and current, increasing the operational window. 



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