6 April 2021
DEME Offshore has awarded FOSS & ESG with a service contract for its first service operation vessel Groene Wind. The vessel will be delivered in Q2 2021 and will be chartered to Siemens Gamesa for the maintenance of the Rentel, Mermaid and Seastar wind farms offshore Belgium.
This is the first DP-2 twin-hulled SOV in the world, and the first to serve three different offshore wind farms simultaneously. The SWATH design helps to ensure low wave impact on movements when approaching wind turbines and operate with lower fuel consumption when compared to traditional SOVs. The vessel is equipped with a motion compensated gangway and daughter craft to transfer technicians to the wind turbines.
Groene Wind significantly improves safety, comfort, and workability for wind farm technicians – even in the roughest sea conditions. FOSS & ESG will ensure that their stay on board is as pleasant, homely, and refreshing at all times.
Groene Wind, image courtesy DEME Offshore and Cemre Shipyard