The Netherlands: BMT Launches First 26m XSS Windfarm Support Vessel

The Netherlands: BMT Launches First 26m XSS Windfarm Support Vessel

BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design and engineering consultancy, announces that the first 26m XSS Windfarm Support for Turbine Transfers has been launched at the Sepers B.V shipyard in Holland.

The XSS (Extreme Semi-SWATH) offers significant improvements in motion levels over conventional platforms and is on target for delivery to Turbine Transfers later this year in time to demonstrate its capabilities in the rougher autumn and winter weather. Its success will enable improved availability throughout the year enabling O&M operations when they are most needed.

In a further development it is announced that work has commenced on the second XSS for Turbine Transfers with a target delivery date of 2013.

Ed Dudson, Technical Director of BMT Nigel Gee, commented: “It’s great to see the XSS in the water and the vessel is testament to the hard work of Sepers, BMT Nigel Gee and Turbine Transfers.”

BMT is exhibiting on Stand 103 at the RenewableUK Annual Conference & Exhibition.

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Press release, October 23, 2012; Image: BMT

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