Umoe Mandal - WaveCraft


The SES – Offshore Service Vessel concept is part of the next generation of offshore wind farm service vessels. The SES (Surface Effect Ship) is lifted by an air cushion enclosed by side hulls and flexible rubber sealing aft and in the bow. By utilizing this air-cushion to stabilize heave motion the vessel is able to dock with offshore windmills in higher sea states than possible today. In addition the vessel offers good transit sea keeping and passenger comfort combined with a high service speed. This allows for reaching the offshore installations even when the weather window for safe operation is narrow.

The project is partly supported by The Research Council of Norway under the innovation programme
MAROFF and Regionale Forskningsfond Agder (Regional research fond). The Umoe Mandal SES – Offshore Service Vessel is among the 13 shortlisted concepts of initial 450 applications in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Competition.