Hamburg, 03 March 2020

Do you remember the books „Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea“, “Journey to the Center of the Earth“, “From the Earth to the Moon“ or “Around the World in Eighty Days“? Amongst many others, these are the most famous books written by one of the world’s most popular adventure writers – Jules Verne.  

Next to his passion for science fiction, he loved the sea and sailed around Europe in his boat Saint-Michel.  He was born in Nantes at the Loire River in the Upper Brittany region of western France, where also GE’s Offshore Wind business is located.  

We are proud to announce the next Service Operation Vessel of Bernhard Schulte, designed and built by Ulstein, will carry the name „WINDEA JULES VERNE“. 

She will be used by the GE operations team very soon at the Merkur Offshore windfarm.


About Bernhard Schulte Offshore
Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BSO) is a member of the Schulte Group, a world-leading family-owned ship owner and ship manager with over 135 years of expertise in the maritime industry. Overall, the Schulte Group employs 18,000 seafarers and 1,800 people on shore, owns 90 vessels and manages over 600 vessels globally.

About WINDEA Offshore
WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG is a joint venture founded in 2011 for the offshore wind sector, which is operated by the partners Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH, EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH and Buss Offshore Solutions GmbH & Co. KG. Based in Hamburg, WINDEA acts as a joint sales and synergy center for offshore wind projects and offers ship services with its own vessel fleet, maritime and nautical services, wind technology, port and logistics services, helicopter services and holistic medical care in offshore wind farms successfully on the market. By combining the different services of all shareholders and partners, WINDEA is able to provide holistic logistics and supply solutions in connection with the construction and operation of offshore wind farms.