The latest hybrid service operation vessel for Bernhard Schulte, the maritime solutions company, has been floated out ahead of sea trials beginning in March.
The Yno 315 is the third offshore wind vessel built by Ulstein for Bernhard Schulte, with this latest vessel benefiting from a new energy management system. Developed especially for this application, the system manages the energy flow between the vessel’s switchboard and the batteries, and is able to manage peak shaving and spinning reserve for maximum efficiency. During lab tests the system demonstrated that the vessel could be operated on a single diesel engine during dynamic positioning operations.
Exterior painting has been completed, and the provision crane and davits are undergoing testing before being moved to the outfitting quay. The SVO will be serving GE Renewable Energy on its Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany.