EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) has signed a contract with Senvion GmbH from Hamburg to provide a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) during the operational phase of the offshore wind farm “Nordsee One.” EMO has therefore added a catamaran from the Strategic Marine shipyard from Singapore to its fleet, which was currently laid on its keel. As of April 2018, the new sister vessel of WINDEA FOUR will begin service from Norddeich for at least three years.
Senvion will supply the farm with 54 installations of the type 6.2M126; the last installations were already set up in September. The launch is planned for after the final work on the windmills is completed. During the operational phase of “Nordsee One” EMO’s new ship will be available for maintenance work.
“Once again, we have commissioned a special ship that meets certain conditions for activities in the southern North Sea and our clients’ requirements,” says Knut Gerdes, managing director of EMO. While adjusted expansion targets of offshore wind energy and changes ensure a certain market consolidation, Gerdes acknowledges: “We do not take this for granted and we hope for more projects in the German offshore wind energy sector.
The 26-metre “Stratcat” is equipped with a waterjet drive and can transport 24 passengers and up to 30 tonnes of freight. The project was implemented as a shared project of EMS Maritime Offshore and its partner Van Laar Maritime BV. The investment amounts to approximately EUR 4 million.