JUNE 10, 2015 — Ulstein Verft reports that the first vessel equipped with its innovative X -Stern left its Ulsteinvik, Norway, shipyard for sea trials on Tuesday.
The 88 m vessel, Ulstein Verft Yard No. 309, is the first of two offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) ordered by Bernhard Schulte Offshore (see earlier story).
Sea trials results so far are "highly satisfactorily," says Ulstein.
"We are underway in testing for speed and maneuvering, and have commenced the tests for dynamic positioning. The vessel is performing splendidly," reported sea trial captain, Børge André Berg this morning.
The vessel is due for delivery at the end of this month, and will be working at the Gemini offshore wind park on a charter for Siemens.
Vessel is first with Ulstein's innovative X-Stern
Vessel also has X-Bow