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Ulstein starts sea trials of X-Stern SOV

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Ulstein Yard No. 309 is set to be delivered by the shipbuilder at the end of this month

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

Ulstein SOV stern


Vessel also has X-Bow

sea trialling in the fjords of Norway

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