EMO supplies a crew transfer vessel for the operational phase of offshore wind farm ‘Nordsee One’
EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) marked the occasion of Harbour Day in Leer by christening the new addition to its fleet, the crew transfer vessel (CTV) ‘Windea Six’, in the harbour. Member of the German Parliament Gitta Connemann was delighted to assume the honour of christening the ship, especially in her hometown of Leer. When asked how one could become a ship’s godmother, Connemann said: “You mustn’t have red hair like a ship’s kobold.” But a kobold must have stowed away somewhere, for the champagne bottle only burst on the second attempt.
EMO has been working for the ‘Nordsee One’ wind farm with MS ‘Windea Four’ since the start of the construction phase in 2015; the Emden-based company has now secured a contract with the operator Senvion GmbH from Hamburg to provide a CTV during the wind farm’s operational phase. EMO has therefore added a catamaran from the Strategic Marine shipyard in Singapore to its fleet. ‘Windea Six’ will go into service out of Norddeich for at least three years, starting immediately.