DEME’s First Service Operation Vessel Starts Sea Trials

DEME’s first service operation vessel (SOV), Groene Wind, is currently undergoing sea trials in Turkey.

Groene Wind
Source: Youri Sioen/DEME

Built by Cemre Shipyard, the 60-metre SOV has already been signed up for a multi-year contract with Siemens Gamesa.

She will be deployed for the maintenance of the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.

Groene Wind features a Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) design making the vessel the first DP2, twin-hulled SOV in the world, according to DEME.

She is equipped with an SMST motion-compensated gangway for the transfer of the technicians to the turbines, even in significant wave heights of up to 2.5 metres.

The SOV will be able to accommodate up to 24 technicians and a nautical crew.