Hamburg, 7th September 2022
Due to the current development in the offshore supply vessel market with increasing vessel demand in the North Sea and the first generation of Offshore Wind PSV being no longer available, all wind farm operators in the German North Sea are facing great challenges in securing the supply for their assets in the years to come. By providing a cost-efficient and reliable solution in the expected unsteady and challenging supply market environment in the German North Sea, SeaRenergy wants to add value not only to the expansion goals of the German Government but also the budgets of wind farms already being in operation.
After over 10 years of experience in supporting clients in offshore logistics and managing a client’s exclusive supply run service since 2019, SeaRenergy has decided to open their cargo run services to the whole offshore wind supply chain. In order to do so, SeaRenergy and Ship Owner The Asian Spirit Steamship Company (ASSC) have developed an alternative solution which does not rely on the offshore spot markets in Aberdeen, Bergen or Den Helder but is based on having a vessel readily available for clients ex Emden, dedicated to the local market. This dedication is reflected in the name of the vessel: “Spirit of Emden”.
Spirit of Emden is a state-of-the-art Ulstein DP2 UT 775 LN with a deck space of 635 m². She can carry 1.032 m³ of fresh water with tanks permanently certified in accordance with German drinking water regulations. She has a fuel oil capacity of 981 m³ and other tank capacities of 3.000 m³. Basic services offered are sewage return, container, and reefer transports. Value added services such as
onshore warehousing and storage, container stuffing and rental as well as garbage disposal complete the range of services. Subject to sailing schedule, the vessel may be available for short-term subletting upon request.
“Even though we are delighted to answer the strong international demand for offshore wind expertise which has taken SeaRenergy to a broad range of markets, we still see Germany as our home market. With our new Cargo Run Service Offering we want to emphasize our connection to the domestic market”, Dr. Benjamin Vordemfelde, CEO SeaRenergy says. “With the vessel owner ASSC we have found a strong partner who shares our commitment. By naming the vessel “Spirit of Emden” ASSC and SeaRenergy do not only set a new milestone in the OSV market – with the first offshore vessel being named after a German town – but also emphasize our dedication to the German offshore wind industry!”