Energy Vessels Offshore Limited (EVO) have appointed German Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) of Hamburg in Germany to act as brokers for their range of service vessels specifically designed to meet the needs of the European offshore energy industry. The appointment follows an initial meeting which took place in Hamburg between EVO directors Martin Gleeson and Lars Bjorklund and GRS managing partners Matthias Mross and Philippe Schonefeld in September 2011.
Mr Mross’ short term forecast for the industry is a “rapidly growing wind offshore industry in northern Europe and in particular in Germany” requiring the construction of a large number of service vessels – “and among those the crew transfer vessels will be the biggest group”. He goes on to point out that wind farm service vessels (WFSV’s) will “need to fulfil far offshore requirements such as really high speeds, and good sea keeping capabilities next to a variety of rules and regulations”. Sentiments and feedback such as that expressed by Mr Mross has strongly influenced the development of the vessels EVO is presenting to the industry.
As a consequence the first vessels that EVO has released are WFSV’s ranging in length from 18 to 24 metres. These crew transfer vessels are based on a well proven alloy catamaran hull platform but, when combined with innovative technology and high quality construction standards, they are in a class of their own.
EVO operates from its shipbuilding yard in Whangarei, New Zealand. The yard has a long history of commercial workboat construction particularly tugs. So, it will be no surprise to know that EVO also offers workboats that fulfil almost any purpose. From ASD Tugs to Offshore Oil/Gas Supply Vessels, EVO can build to suit any customer’s requirements.
GRS is available for enquiry on any type of vessel that EVO can supply so if you are considering a new build we strongly advise you to get in touch.