Ship Photos of the Day – World’s First X-Stern ‘Windea La Cour’ Goes to Work at North Sea Wind Farm

One of the most advanced vessels ever built specifically for the offshore wind market has gone to work at the Gemini offshore wind farm in the North Sea off the coast the Netherlands. The vessel, named Windea La Cour, was designed by the Norwegian shipbuilding group Ulstein and is the first to featured their patented X-Stern hull, similar to the company's popular X-Bow, … [Read more...]

First X-Stern Enters Service in North Sea Wind Farm

The new Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Windea La Cour, the first vessel to feature the X-Stern hull, has commenced working in the 600 megawatt Gemini wind farm in the Netherlands for Siemens Wind Power Service. The new vessel, owned by Bernhard Schulte Offshore, is working in support of the ongoing service and maintenance of 150 Siemens wind turbines at the offshore project … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Ulstein Launches First X-Stern

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has launched the first vessel featuring the new X-Stern hull design at their Ulstein Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.  The service operation vessel for the offshore wind industry is one of two being constructed for Bernhard Schulte Offshore, and will be working for Siemens. The vessel is actually the first built by … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: First Look at New Ulstein X-STERN Hull

The first of two new Service Operation Vessels (SOV) featuring the new Ulstein X-Stern arrived at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway after making the trek from Poland where the hulls are being construction. The vessel is first to feature the new X-Stern hull designed by Ulstein. The two vessels are being built for Bernhard Schulte Offshore/WINDEA for work in … [Read more...]