The first Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the Chinese offshore wind industry includes SMST as a component.
The SMST walk-to-work equipment will ensure ideal logistics and safe access to the wind turbines on board the newbuild vessel. With this delivery to the Chinese market, SMST is enhancing the accessibility of its modular gangway setups around the world.
For the recently completed SOV of Shanghai Electric Windpower Group, Ulstein design SX195 with space for 100 POB, shipyard ZPMC in China recently awarded SMST the contract for the delivery of an Access & Cargo Tower with motion compensated gangway, the so-called Telescopic Access Bridge L-Series. The SOV will be hired by the Chinese shipowner, who also happens to be the nation’s largest supplier of offshore wind turbines, to maintain the country’s wind farms in the provinces of Jiangsu and Fujian.
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