C-bed Presents New Offshore Wind Hotel Vessel

Dutch offshore accommodation specialist, C-bed, has presented a new tailor-made offshore wind hotel vessel, Wind Innovation.

The vessel was built for optimising the installation and commissioning stages for offshore wind farm operators.

“With her DP2 capacity and Comfort Class 3 certification, she is the most advanced offshore hotel vessel ever in the C-bed fleet. Wind Innovation will play an important part in a 2016 offshore wind project in the North Sea,” said the company’s spokesperson.

Head of Offshore Division, Jesper Nielsen, added: “Compared to our existing fleet, Wind Innovation is a smaller but much more advanced vessel. Normally, our fleet accommodates between 100-150 guests, whereas Wind Innovation has room for 90 people in 80 cabins.”

The vessel is also equipped with “walk-to-work” motion compensated gangway system directly connecting the vessel and the wind turbine foundation.

Wind Innovation will be ready for her first offshore wind project in the North Sea by Q1 2016.

Offshore WIND Staff; Image: c-bed