Outfitting of first SOV for Bernhard Schulte started

Wednesday, 6 January, 2016 - 10:15
The ULSTEIN SX175 has a length of 88 m, a breadth of 18 m, a speed of 13.5 knots and accommodates 60 people. (Photo: Windea)
The ULSTEIN SX175 has a length of 88 m, a breadth of 18 m, a speed of 13.5 knots and accommodates 60 people. (Photo: Windea)

The first of two SOV hulls for Bernhard Schulte Offshore made its first voyage, from Crist yard in Gdynia, Poland, to Norway. In the early morning of January 3 it arrived at Ulstein Verft in Ulsteinvik where it will be outfitted during the next months.

During the next months the first Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Bernhard Schulte Offshore will be outfitted at Ulstein Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Furthermore, it will get its final paint coatings, before the sea trials will start in the late spring. Starting from summer the vessel will work at the Gemini wind farm in the Netherlands for Siemens Wind Power Service.

The vessel is the first of two SOVs which Bernhard Schulte Offshore will deliver to Siemens. It is based on a collaborative design by Ulstein, Windea, Bernhard Schulte and Siemens. The two ULSTEIN SX175 are the first vessels with the new X-STERN hull shape. A vessel featuring the X-STERN can be positioned with the stern faced towards the weather instead of the bow, leading to improved weather resilience, greater operability and reduced power and fuel consumption while on DP mode.

Katharina Garus / Windea

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