Offshore wind

MHI Vestas receives purpose-built Deutsche Bucht service vessel

With the construction of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm nearing completion, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind received the purpose-built ‘Esvagt Albert Betz’ service operation vessel which was christened in the Dutch port of Eemshaven today.  

The latest SOV from Esvagt will be in service to the project’s 33 8.4 MW turbines beginning in September, having been designed specifically for the task at hand.

“With Esvagt Albert Betz, MHI Vestas and Esvagt have raised the bar once again in the efficient operation of an offshore wind farm,” said MHI Vestas Chief Operations Officer, Flemming Ougaard. “Building on our shared experience, we’ve developed a state-of-the-art ship that will facilitate safe and effective service operations for the next 15 years at Deutsche Bucht.”

“In the design of the ship, we have utilized both Esvagt’s extensive knowledge of SOV and experience from the work in offshore wind farms. We have optimized the design so that the ship is adapted and tailored specifically to the tasks that await,” added project director Gerner Eskelund of Esvagt.

The two companies have been collaborating since 2008, with the newly-inaugurated Esvagt Albert Betz joining Esvagt Mercator which services the offshore wind farms Nobelwind and Belwind in Belgium.

Deutsche Bucht is the third offshore wind farm of Canada-based power producer Northland Power. It is located over 100 kilometres from the German mainland and will supply enough renewable energy for approximately 328,000 households per year.

Project Cargo Summit

The offshore wind industry will be one of the key topics of the Project Cargo Summit, a two-day international conference about the transport of large and heavy cargoes, which is organised by Promedia Group on the 11th & 12th of September, 2019 in Rotterdam. Speakers like Siemens Gamesa, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Kalmar and Van der Vlist Transport will talk at length about how the development of bigger and bigger turbines will impact the logistics industry.

To reserve a seat, click here. For more information about this dedicated project cargo and heavy-lift event, please visit

Author: Adnan Bajic

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