EMO sends newbuild Crew Transfer Vessel to Nordsee One

EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has signed a contract with Senvion to provide a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the operational phase of the 332 MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

The catamaran which will service the contract is currently under construction at the Strategic Marine shipyard in Singapore. As of April 2018, the 26-meter Stratcat will begin maintenance work at the wind farm from the O&M base n Norddeich for at least three years, EMO said.

According to EMO, the vessel is equipped with a waterjet drive and can transport 24 passengers and up to 30 tonnes of freight. The investment, implemented as part of a shared project of EMO and its partner Van Laar Maritime BV, amounts to approximately EUR 4 million.

“Once again, we have commissioned a special ship that meets certain conditions for activities in the southern North Sea and our clients’ requirements,” said Knut Gerdes, Managing Director at EMO. “We do not take this for granted, and we hope for more projects in the German offshore wind energy sector.”

Turbine installation at the Nordsee One offshore wind farm was completed on 22 September, when the 54th and final Senvion 6.2M126 wind turbine was installed at the construction site.

Nordsee One, located approximately 40 kilometers north of Juist Island, is being developed by Nordsee One GmbH, a special purpose company owned by Northland Power Inc. (85%) and innogy SE (15%).

The wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of this year.

In August last year, EMO added Windea FOUR and Windea FIVE, formerly CTV Natalia Bekker, to its Windea fleet due to the consistently growing demand in the field of offshore wind farm supply regarding personnel and materials.

Source: OffshoreWIND.biz, image source: EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO)

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