Nordic Yards wins contract to build jack-up vessel for offshore wind sector

Yard News - August 16, 2012

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Nordic Yards is to build this service jack-up for DBB Jack-Up Services.

Nordic Yards in Germany has secured acontract for the construction of a wind turbine service jack up vessel.

The client is the Danish company DBB Jack-Up Services, based in Aarhus.

The vessel commissioned from Nordic Yards will be used for servicing offshore wind turbines and is able to work under the most challenging conditions. It is 80m long with a breadth of32mand has a novel jack-up system.

The vessel is suitable for maintenance works inwater depths of up to 45m.

DBB Jack-Up Servicesdeveloped the concept of thevessel based on itsexperience with the self-elevating jack upWind. A well-knowndesign firm from Denmark is involved in the creation of the basic design.

"Nordic Yards has already proven to be a strong, competent partner in the offshore field," explained Thorsten Henrik Jalk, CEO of DBB Jack-Up Services.

"As a leading provider of services and equipment in the offshore wind industry, we need vessels which can also work under the toughest weather conditions on the high seas.

"With Nordic Yards we are sure to have a reliable and experienced partner on board. During our numerous preliminary meetings the shipyard group totally convinced us of its expertise and know-how."

Vitaly Yusufov, owner and Managing Director of Nordic Yards, adds: "It is a great success which the teams from DBB and Nordic have prepared in recent months. We are of course proud of the contract, as it demonstrates our consistent focus on the offshore market."

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