New Danish Shipping Company
SHIPPING: A new shipping company in the port of Esbjerg - World Marine Offshore - has directed a determined glance to solving the large and increasing need for transportation of personnel, spare parts and other goods for offshore wind farms.
"We see that there already is a market and that there naturally is room for a shipping company which focuses 100% on the special needs of knowhow and vessels to handle the task", says Peter Lykke Kjeldsen, managing director, World Marine Offshore.
"Esbjerg is the Energy Metropolis of Denmark with lots of competences and companies within all branches of the energy sector. It means that we are given a lot as the town and port are already known and recognized in the offshore industry", says Peter Lykke Kjeldsen.
The location in Esbjerg does not at all preclude that World Marine Offshore will bid for tasks all over the world: ”the challenges are the same and our competences can compete with anyone”, Peter Lykke Kjeldsen explains.
World Marine Offshore has just signed the purchase agreement for a total of six specially manufactured vessels which will be delivered from March 2013. It is Crew Transfer Vessels from the Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand.
The vessels are extremely seaworthy due to a well thought out trimaran hull which combined with the latest SWATH (Small Water Plane Area Twin Hole) give stable and calm working conditions at sea and by transfers to and from the turbine - even in rough seas.
The shipping company has ordered four vessels of the type Windserver 24m with room for 12 passengers and two Windserver 30m’s with room for 24 passengers. Both vessels have a large front deck meaning that they can be used for transportation of containers and for diving-/survey tasks.
Some of the other advantages of the vessels are that they are equipped with four main engines, which provide very high operational reliability and at the same time good fuel economy.
Source: World Marine Offshore
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