Belgian Federal Minister of Energy Tinne Van der Straeten names ‘Groenewind’ - heralding a new era in offshore wind maintenance

A special naming ceremony was held for the world’s first DP2, twin-hulled Service Operation Vessel ‘Groenewind’. The Belgian Federal Minister of Energy, Tinne Van der Straeten is the godmother of this unique vessel and she smoothly smashed the champagne bottle down on the hull, heralding a new era in offshore wind farm maintenance.

Shortly after its official naming ceremony, ‘Groenewind’ is set to enter service as the vessel is already deployed under a long-term charter contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), whereby it will transport technicians to the Rentel and SeaMade offshore wind farms in Belgium.

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