Offshore support vessel (OSV) Windea La Cour has completed repair and modification works at Niestern Sander Ship Repair in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, prior to returning to the Gemini offshore wind farm.
The activities included repairing the boat landing sliding construction, as well as modifying the sewage pumps, piping and the hydrophore system on board, Niestern Sander said.
In consultation with the client, the engineering department of Niestern Sander Ship Repair also modified the deck area to grant a flush and better access from the elevator to the Uptime motion compensated offshore gangway.
Niestern Sander is located near the German Bight, where many offshore wind farms are situated, therefore, with the OSV due to return to Gemini immediately after the work was completed, the choice for the shipyard was evident, Niestern Sander said.
“Last year we visited the Windea La Cour for the first time from our service facility in Eemshaven. After some minor works before, we are now proud to welcome her in Delfzijl for maintenance works,” Kris Klasens, Project Manager at Niestern Sander Ship Repair, said.
Windea La Cour is the first in a series of service operation vessels for Bernhard Schulte Offshore, who named the vessel at a ceremony held in June last year.
Shortly after, the vessel sailed out for the first service campaign at the 600MW Gemini wind farm in the North Sea, where it provides service and maintenance of 150 Siemens wind turbines.