GEOxyz Inaugurates Two Offshore Wind Vessels

On Tuesday, December 2, two ships were inaugurated in the Port of Oostende. The company GEOxyz presented the Geosurveyor X and Geo Ocean II, which will be deployed at offshore wind farm sites.

Geosurveyor X is a new offshore support vessel and is used at the Belgian offshore wind farms and for maintenance of offshore met masts for the Flemish Government. The vessel has a length of 20.56 meters and a width of 7.5 meters.It can accommodate for 12 passengers and three crewmen. Geosurveyor X, built in Spain, reaches a maximum speed of 25 knots.

The Geo Ocean II has a length of 40 meters and a width of 9 meters. It can accommodate 23 people. Geo Ocean II is mainly used for soil testing and diving operations. Patrick Reyntjens, CEO of GEOxyz, said: “With these two vessels, we can focus more efficiently on the Blue Energy Business and give further support to various offshore works.”

Patrick Reyntjens, CEO of GEOxyz and West Flemish Governor, Carl Decaluwé opened the ceremony. After that, Bart Tommelein, Belgian Secretary of State for the North Sea, briefly explained his vision and plans, which include “blue growth” by doubling the wind capacity and the realization of an energy atoll at sea.

Mrs. Ann Cousée, wife of Mr. Carl Decaluwé, is the godmother of the new multipurpose vessel Geosurveyor X. After the ceremony, the Geosurveyor X and Geo Ocean II were open for visit for the 120 guests.

Press release; Image: GEOxyz