Service Operations Vessel (SOV), Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, has completed sea trials, Bibby Marine Services said.
The SOV will soon be making the journey to Germany to start operations with Siemens Gamesa and EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG.
Once delivered, Bibby WaveMaster Horizon will start supporting maintenance work on the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The SOV will homeport in Emden.
Similar to her sister vessel, the Bibby WaveMaster 1, Bibby WaveMaster Horizon was constructed at Damen Shipyards Galati shipyard in Romania.
Located approximately 98 kilometres from the German coast, the 497MW Hohe See wind farm comprises 71 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines the last of which was installed at the site mid-August by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Blue Tern. The wind farm delivered first power mid-July.
The final turbine on the 112MW Albatros wind farm was installed in late September. The two projects are being built as one and are due to be put into operation by the end of 2019.