Naming Ceremony of WindMW‘s new Crew-Tender GESA

By Peter Pospiech at February 12, 2013 10:29
Filed Under: drive systems, General, Workboats

Gesa Assheuer, nine-year old daughter of WindMW GmbH CEO Jens Assheuer named the companies new Swath-Offshore Tender GESA by the end of November 2012 in the port of Bremerhaven.

Build by the Norwegian Maloy Verfts AS under the yard number 16, the completely out of GfK made ship with its project designation S-Cat 29, is classified by the DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and can carry 24 passengers. It runs under the flag of Cyprus. The ships particulars are of 29,5 m length and 10,6 m width. According to WindMW the total costs have been 9 million Euro. Two main engines of MTU series 10V2000M72 deliver 900 kW each and bring the ship up to 25 knots. Additionally two bow and two stern thrusters of type Sleipner SH1200 are installed. Maximum deck load is of 4 ton. A 1.6 ton crane is mounted on the aft deck. The draft of the ship with Swath-characteristics is normally of 1.6 m but at heavy sea conditions draft can be extended up to 2,2 m. With this better rough sea behaviour is achieved. GESA is running for the time being as a crew boat between Cuxhaven port and Offshore-Windproject Meerwind Süd-Ost in the German Bay, about 12 nm north of Helgoland. Later on GESA will be used as technician transport for the windparks. For the time being it will be the only tender of the company.

WindMW GmbH is responsible for the planning, construction and operation of the offshore wind farms Meerwind Süd and Meerwind Ost. The company whose shareholders are Blackstone (80%) and Windland Energieerzeugungs GmbH is located in Bremerhaven. On 14 July 2008 Blackstone and Windland signed a partnership agreement for the further development of the offshore wind farms Meerwind Süd and Meerwind Ost and WindMW GmbH was founded to realize this project.

images: courtesy of WindMW

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