M/V Windlifter – Interesting Ship Of The Week

x-bow-offshore-wind-shipulstein-windfinderThe M/V Windlifter concept vessel is a Dynamically Positioned single lift offshore wind turbine installation vessel not limited by waterdepth. With an X-BOW® hull design, the Windlifter can transport 4 turbines at a time and uses a modular, mechanical system to skid the turbines from the vessel onto the foundation.

The installation system excels in its simplicity, doing away with complex and therefore failure prone systems, like heave compensation. Furthermore the system is designed in such a way that all components are relatively close to deck level, improving accessibility and as such reducing maintenance costs.

Click HERE for a video of the Windfinder in action.


John Konrad

Founder & CEO at gCaptain
Captain John Konrad is the founder and CEO of gCaptain and author of the book Fire On The Horizon. John is a USCG licensed Master of Unlimited Tonnage and has sailed a variety of ships from ports around the world.