OCTOBER 23, 2012 – BMT Nigel Gee Ltd. reports that the first 26 m XSS offshore wind farm support vessel for Turbine Transfers has been launched at the Sepers B.V shipyard in Holland.
BMT Nigel Gee says its XSS (Extreme Semi-SWATH) designs offers significant improvements in motion levels over conventional platforms.
The XSS is on target for delivery to Turbine Transfers later this year in time to demonstrate its capabilities in the rougher autumn and winter weather. Its success will enable improved availability throughout the year enabling O&M operations when they are most needed.
Work has now started on the second XSS for Turbine Transfers with a target delivery date of 2013.
Ed Dudson, Technical Director of BMT Nigel Gee, commented: "It's great to see the XSS in the water and the vessel is testament to the hard work of Sepers, BMT Nigel Gee and Turbine Transfers."