Out from the shadows
Yno 315 at Ulstein Verft has emerged from the yard’s dock hall. The hybrid vessel has now been positioned in the outer dock for further outfitting and testing.YNO 315 float-out
Testing the Energy Management System for the Yno 315
The Energy Management System on Bernhard Schulte’s next offshore wind vessel was recently tested in the lab at Ulstein. Soon, real-life testing will commence when the vessel leaves for sea trial.
Battery-powered propulsion reduces fuel consumption and emissions. Depending on setup and operational profile of the vessel, the CO2 reduction will be in the area of 10-30%. The hybrid system also allows for completely emission-free periods.
Batteries for yard number 315
In cooperation with shipowner Bernhard Schulte, Ulstein Design & Solutions has designed a diesel-electric propulsion system assisted by batteries to reduce operating hours on the main engines, save fuel and reduce environmental footprint. The hybrid system will be introduced on yard number 315 at Ulstein Verft.
The X-STERN™ introduces the documented X-BOW® effect to the aft ship. The sloping, higher stern allows for a sharp stern shape in which the transom plate is replaced by a pointed aft. Some of the benefits are: Improved safety for crew and equipment, increased flexibility in operations and reduced fuel consumption.
Hard rocker at work, enjoying the silence
Checking out that ocean view! If the weather is good, this is Matthias Giebichenstein's everyday sight. He works six weeks as a senior DP operator on the Windea La Cour, on one of the world's largest wind farms. Then he goes ashore and takes on his alter ego, 'Chief Mad', as the singer of the hard rock band Magic Hum.
Why is backing preferred in SOVs?
Operational feedback shows that SOV crews choose to operate the vessels in astern mode while in-field. The 'aft first' experience is improved with the X-STERN, which has been introduced to several offshore wind service ships.
Yard number 315 under roof
The Yno 315 was docked into our dock hall in December 2019.YNO 315 roofed
EARLY NEWS ON THE YNO 315 PROJECT
Third offshore wind vessel for Bernhard Schulte getting outfitted
The construction of Bernhard Schulte’s third offshore wind vessel designed by Ulstein is well underway at Ulstein Verft. Initiate work tasks such as steel outfitting, mechanical outfitting, electrical steel work, piping and insulation, have now commenced, and cable pulling will start within a few days.
Kick-off for the next vessel in offshore renewables
The steel cutting ceremony of yard number 315, the next offshore wind vessel for Bernhard Schulte, was carried out on 10 Sept 2018. Steel cutting is considered as first step of a newbuild project. The Service Operation Vessel (SOV) is of the SX195 design from Ulstein, and is destined to operate for GE Renewable Energy.
New contract in offshore wind
Ulstein Verft has signed a ship building contract with the Germany-based Bernhard Schulte for a service operation vessel (SOV) of the ULSTEIN SX195 design type developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS.
BERNHARD SCHULTE REFERENCE VESSELS
Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the offshore wind industry, also attractive for work in O&M (Operation and Maintenance) or construction support.
Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the offshore wind industry. The X-BOW and X-STERN hull lines improve the ability to stay positioned with little movements for safe transfer of technicians and equipment to the turbines. Accommodation for 60 people in single cabins, of which 40 are dedicated to service technicians.
Windea La Cour
Purpose-built Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the offshore wind industry. Features the X-BOW and X-STERN designs, to stay positioned with little movements for safe transfer of service technicians to the wind turbines. Accommodation for 60 people in single cabins, of which 40 dedicated to service technicians.
Dedication to offshore wind
Offshore wind energy generation is one means to reach international climate goals. ULSTEIN has been developing offshore wind designs since 2006. The designs draw on our broad experience in oil and gas, and range from new turbine installation concepts to foundation installation vessels and service operation vessels.Dedication to offshore wind
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