Building a battery hybrid vessel for the Offshore Wind Industry

Ulstein Verft is constructing the WINDEA JULES VERNE, their third Service Operation Vessel for shipowner Bernhard Schulte. Following her delivery in 2020, the battery hybrid vessel will be working for GE Renewable Energy on the offshore wind farm Merkur Offshore in Germany.

All three vessels for Bernhard Schulte have been designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS, and they are all equipped with the Ulstein innovations X-BOW® and X-STERN™.
The WINDEA JULES VERNE is equipped with a large, centrally positioned W2W motion compensated gangway & elevator tower for personnel and cargo transfers.

PROJECT PROGRESS

Vessel name announced
Vessel name announced

Vessel name announced

The newbuild has received her name after one of the world's most popular adventure writers, who was born in Nantes where GE’s Offshore Wind business is located.

Ship name: WINDEA JULES VERNE

BATTERIES

Offshore renewables - few steps away
Offshore renewables - few steps away

Offshore renewables - few steps away

The world’s first purpose-designed Service Operation Vessel for the offshore wind industry, delivered in 2014, was developed by Ulstein, based on our extensive experience in offshore oil and gas. Few years later, Ulstein’s ship designs are firmly positioned in the offshore wind market.

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Dedication to offshore wind
Dedication to offshore wind

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.

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