Ulstein delivers first X-Stern vesselVessel & ROV News // June 24, 2016
BS Offshore's new vessel is the first ever X-Stern ship.
Ulstein Group in Norway has delivered its first X-Stern vessel, a windfarm service vessel for Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BS Offshore). The vessel was delivered on 23 June 2016.
In a statement, Ulstein said that, during sea trials, the crew noted the vessel's smooth motions and the very low levels of noise and vibrations, all these being important factors on a vessel in which one of the main tasks is to transport service technicians to the Gemini offshore windfarm off the Dutch coast.
To transfer windfarm technicians, the vessel has an Uptime heave-compensated gangway and a daughter craft with capacity for 10 people.
Spare parts and equipment can be transported in containers, of which six can be placed on deck and six under deck. The vessel also has workshop facilities and accommodation for 60 in single cabins, of which 40 cabins are dedicated to the technicians.
The vessel also has Siemens' BLUEDRIVE PlusC electric propulsion system.