Service Operational Vessel (SOV) for Bernhard Schulte Offshore has been
floated out from Yard 315 at Ulstein Verft. The SOV, a hybrid vessel, is
now positioned in the outer dock for further outfitting and testing.
The vessel was floated out on 26th January 2020, following completion
of exterior painting. The vessel has also had its switchboards powered
up and main engines started. The provision crane has been tested. Testing
of davits is currently underway.
The inclining test is scheduled for late-February, and sea trials will
begin in early March, according to Ulstein. The SOV comes with a battery
hybrid system, the Energy Management System, with X-BOW® and X-STERN™
innovations to improve seakeeping and safety, at the same time reducing
. Bernhard Schulte
Offshore is managing the vessel on behalf of WINDEA Offshore and is due
to start on a five-year contract with GE Renewable Energy supporting operations
and maintenance on the Merkur OWF.
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