Merkur SOV Gets Its Name

Merkur SOV Gets Its Name

Bernhard Schulte’s new service operation vessel (SOV), which will work for GE at the Merkur offshore wind project, is set to be named Windea Jules Verne.

Source: Bernhard Schulte Offshore

The vessel received its name after one of the world’s most popular adventure writers, who was born in Nantes, France, where GE’s Offshore Wind business is located.

Bernhard Schulte Offshore

To remind, in July 2018, GE Renewable Energy contracted Bernhard Schulte to provide an SOV for the 396MW project in Germany, after which the German company placed the order with Ulstein Verft.

Ulstein began working on the SOV in September 2019. The vessel is currently undergoing final tests at the shipyard in Norway in preparation for sea trials.

Following delivery, Windea Jules Verne will depart for the Merkur wind farm where it will support the maintenance of the 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines.