AUGUST 14, 2012 — Germany's Nordic Yards has signed a contract for the construction of a Wind Turbine Service Jack Up Vessel (WTSJUV) for DBB Jack-Up Services A/S of Aarhus, Denmark. The contract includes options for up to two additional vessels.
The 80 m x 32 m will have four jack-up legs and will be able to replace the heaviest wind turbine components at a height of up to 100 m with its on-board crane. It will be suitable for work at water depths of up to 45 m.
DBB Jack-Up Services A/S was established in January, 2008, as a sister company to Dansk Bjergning og Bugsering A/S (DBB - Danish Salvage and Towing Company). It has developed the concept for the vessel based on its experience with its self-elevating jack up vessel M/V Wind.
"Nordic Yards has already proven to be a strong, competent partner in the offshore field," says Thorsten Henrik Jalk, CEO of DBB Jack-Up Services A/S. "As a leading provider of services and equipment in the offshore wind industry, we need vessels which can also work under the toughest weather conditions on the high seas. With Nordic Yards we are sure to have a reliable and experienced partner on board. During our numerous preliminary meetings the shipyard group totally convinced us of its expertise and know-how."
Vitaly Yusufov, owner and Managing Director of Nordic Yards, adds: "It is a great success which the teams from DBB and Nordic have prepared in recent months. We are of course proud of the contract, as it demonstrates our consistent focus on the offshore market. Already today we can promise to deliver the best Nordic quality on time as usual."
Production of the vessel will be carried out at the shipbuilder's Rostock-Warnemünde and Wismar shipyards and last approximately one year. Start of construction is planned for spring 2013 with delivery scheduled for spring 2014. Additionally, there is an option for the const