Nordic Yards has won a contract from Danish firm DBB Jack-Up Services to build a wind turbine service jack-up vessel (WTSJUV).
Nordic Yards said the 80m long and 32m wide vessel will be able to replace the heaviest turbine components at a height of up to 100m with its on-board crane.
The vessel will have four lifting legs to offer a stable platform to carry out work at sea and will be able to perform maintenance works at water depths of up to 45m.
Construction of the vessel, which is expected to last about a year, will take place at yards in Rostock-Warnemünde and Wismar in Germany and is scheduled to start in early 2013.
Nordic Yards holds an option from DBB for the construction of two additional vessels.
The basic design of the vessel is being carried out by a Denmark-based design firm, while DBB Jack-Up Services developed the concept of the ship, based on the self-elevating jack up vessel Wind.
Nordic Yards said that its focus is on the further development of the jack-up system, which lifts the ship into the air as a working platform.
Upon completion, the vessel will be used for servicing offshore wind turbines.
Image: Nordic Yards will build the wind turbine service jack up vessel at yards in Rostock-Warnemünde and Wismar, Germany. Photo: Nordic Yards