Wind Energy – maintenance activities
According to a post on LinkedIn, Cemre Shipyard in Yalova, Turkey, has recently officially delivered the service operations vessel (SOV) Groene Wind to DEME Offshore.
Groene Wind features a Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) design making the vessel the first DP2, twin-hulled SOV in the world.
The 60-metre SOV, equipped with a motion compensated gangway and daughter craft, can accommodate up to 24 technicians and a nautical crew, and is expected to enable crew transfers in significant wave heights of up to 2.5 metres.
As reported in an earlier article, the vessel has been directly chartered to Siemens Gamesa for maintenance activities at the Rentel and SeaMade offshore wind farms in Belgium.
According to DEME, Groene Wind is the first SOV to serve three different wind farm sites, as the SeaMade offshore wind project comprises Seastar and Mermaid offshore wind farms.