Germany’s Bernhard Schulte has ordered a service operation vessel from Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft, to be used or maintenance work at GE Renewable Energy’s German Merkur Offshore wind farm.
Bernhard Schulte has two Ulstein-built SOVs in its fleet already, and this latest vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2020.
Matthias Müller, managing director at Bernhard Schulte Offshore, commented: “Ulstein Verft is a very reliable yard and we are eager to start working together with Ulstein again. We have worked closely and successfully together on two former projects, and these vessels are operating very good in the field.”
The design of the vessel has been modified to fulfil the GE Renewable Energy tender requirements and Bernhard Schulte’s choice of mission equipment.