WINDKEEPER

Support and maintenance ship for offshore wind farms

Project affiliated to:
Project leader CNIM
Industrials partners Compagnie maritime CHAMBON, SOCARENAM
Research partners SUPMECA (laboratoire LISMMA), ENSTA Bretagne
Budget 35 000 K€
Cofinanceur publics Under instruction. The project was submitted in response to a call for interest in Future Shipping on 11 January 2012.
Year of labeling 2012– Joint Certification by Pôle Mer Bretagne
Year of co-financing 2013

Windkeeper 2

The WindKeeper project aims to develop an economical demonstration vessel, eco-designed to safely and significantly increase the number of working days at sea (24/7, for three week stretches, more than 300 days per year). This vessel must meet all of the operators’ requirements, to ensure availability and productivity of offshore wind turbines, to match as closely as possible those machines located on land based wind farms. WindKeeper allows farm operators to achieve these objectives at a lower cost than existing solutions and will limit the use of air based methods.