First Wave Craft Christened ‘Umoe Ventus’

The first Wave Craft vessel has been christened and is now undergoing sea trials outside the yard in Mandal.

Owned by Umoe Wind and built by Umoe Mandal, the vessel, Umoe Ventus, was christened by CEO Jens Ulltveit- Moe’s wife earlier this month.

If everything goes as planned, the vessels will head out to Dong Energy for a charter in a German North Sea next month.

It will be operating on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm for eight months, 54 kilometres from Dong Energy’s O&M base in Norddeich. The charter includes a possible extension of up to 12 months.

Umoe Ventus is a ‘Surface Effect Ship’ (SES) which uses technology that lifts the vessel utilising an air cushion which is enclosed by the hulls and a flexible rubber sealing at the aft and in the bow. This allows the vessel to travel at speed in higher sea states without compromising passenger comfort.

Image: Umoe Mandal