Siemens signs three-year charter for DBB's new jack-upVessel & ROV News // May 22, 2014
Siemens Energy has entered into a charter agreement with DBB Jack-Up Services for the use of a purpose-built jack-up vessel designed for maintenance of offshore wind power projects across Northern Europe.
The three-year term of the charter agreement will enable Siemens Wind Service to reduce the lead time needed to mobilize and will secure a fast response to an unscheduled exchange of large components in offshore wind turbines.
The vessel is currently under construction and is scheduled for being operational in Siemens offshore wind projects in 2016.
Siemens says the charter agreement "represents a new approach to offshore wind service and maintenance" and "underscores the company's commitment to developing full scope efficient service solutions."
Instead of needing to contract, equip, load parts and mobilize a jack-up vessel for a specific project and then demobilize again at completion, the three-year charter will allow Siemens to keep the vessel ready for fast mobilization, thereby reducing the required lead time for projects.