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WindEnergy Hamburg

WindEnergy Hamburg

Come visit us at WindEnergy Hamburg.

We offer fresh orange juice and a good talk about World Marine Offshore and our industry. 

Our CEO, Hans Schneider and Head of Commercial, Jacob Lykke-Kjeldsen look forward to welcoming you at our stand – Hall B1 – EG 122. 

Ørsted coorporation

Ørsted and World Marine Offshore have combined forces!

Ørsted coorporation

World Marine Offshore and Ørsted join forces for the environment

We are very proud to announce that World Marine Offshore (WMO) have orders crew transfervessels from Umoe Mandal.Umo Mandal will be building two second generation Wavecraft ™ crew transfer vessels,plusentered into bareboat charter agreements for two similar vessels that are owned by the UmoeGroup.

About the Vessels

“Our Wavecraft vessels are unique as they are heave compensated and probably the mostefficient crew transfer vessels in the world. They can transfer personnel in wave heights up to 2.5metres and at 40-45 knots speed. To receive further orders from the companies who are mostfamiliar with this vessel type confirms their confidence in the vessels’ performance and quality,”says Tom Harald Svennevig, CEO of Umoe Mandal. The vessels will be delivered from UmoeMandal in 2023.

“WMO has had the pleasure to be operating these unique vessels on behalf of the Umoe Groupfor several years, and we have seen the unique performances these vessels offer to the offshorewind industry. Feedback from offshore wind farm owners has been excellent. We have workedtogether with Umoe Mandal for a long time to meet all requirements for East Coast Huboperation, and we are proud to see that WMO and Wavecraft Sprinter 28 is selected for thiscontract, said Hans Schneider, CEO of World Marine Offshore.

Air cushioned catamaran

All Wavecraft™ vessels are based on an air-cushion catamaran design, which guarantees rapidtransit time, excellent seakeeping and passenger comfort, superior fuel economy and reducedenvironmental footprint. They are built in composite sandwich materials that enablesup to 20-30percent lower fuel consumption than for example aluminium vessels, with associated reducedemission levels.

Further, Wavecraft™ crew transfer vessels are equipped with a unique boarding control system(BCS™) which eliminates wave motions and allows transfer of personnel to the offshore turbines inwaves up to 2.5mHs, allowing large operational window for offshore wind farm operators.

“The combination of 40-45 knots operating speed and our boarding control system means that wind farmoperators can get a substantially higher number of operating hours out of every offshore technician. Notonly do we cut the transit and infield sailing time by half versus traditional CTVs, but we also increase theoperating window significantly. With offshore wind farms moving further offshore, often in rougher seas,we believe the industry is ripe for a new generation of high-performance crew transfer vessels,” adds TomHarald Svennevig.

The Wavecraft™ vessels of the Sprinter 28 design is 27.5 metres long and 10.4metres wide.Itcarries up to 24 passengers, plus four crew.


Jifmar Offshore Services and World Marine Offshore join forces

Jifmar Offshore Services and World Marine Offshore join forces in the French market

Jifmar Offshore Services and World Marine Offshore have signed a MoU to establish a JV to provide offshore wind services to the French market. The new company will deliver vessels to the market as well as turnkey services.

This JV offer CTVs to the French offshore wind market based on the unique design of World Marine Offshore which is specially designed for harsh conditions with transfer capabilities guaranteed in up to 2.0 m Hs and even 2.5 m Hs. These vessels are perfectly suitable to meet the highest expectations and adverse weather conditions of the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel.

Although the new company will invest in new Crew Transfer Vessels for the French market, it does not intend to focus only on this type of units. The company will offer all kinds of vessels from CTVs to SOVs as well as Walk-to-Work vessels, DSVs and DP multicats mobilizing the owned or managed fleet from both companies. They will also offer ROV solutions.

Both companies have a long track record of turnkey services provision. The combined portfolio of the companies goes from subsea cable related works to turnkey marine logistic solutions. The JV is in a position to deliver commissioning services, shore logistics, operation and maintenance solutions as well as marine coordination and cable related services.


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Lars Christian Zohner, CEO of WMO says: “We have been focusing on the French market over the last decade. We know exactly how challenging the French offshore wind farms can be from an operational point of view as well as from a weather perspective. By teaming up with Jifmar, we increase the local content and the local knowledge. Both companies are very similar although operating in two different parts of the industry. In addition to investment capacity and operational excellence, likeminded entrepreneurs are very important when you discuss a JV from which you operate 8+ vessels and a variety of services for long term contracts.


Jean Michel Berud, co-founder and CEO of Jifmar says. As the French market is our home market, we have invested in a local set up since 2005. Although, we recently purchased two CTVs and turned them into DP1 vessels for a long term governmental contract, we never intended to enter the offshore wind CTV market as a sole player. When the partnership with WMO came up, and we saw how different their vessels were, we started believing in the JV’s success. Jifmar is a specialist when it comes to DP Multicats and has the largest fleet of such vessels. We are innovative and built our reputation on delivering high quality services to our clients. By meeting Lars and WMO’s team we met with a company sharing the same DNA and the same level of expectations. You can expect the JV to operate with the same standards.

About Jifmar Offshore Services

Since 2012, JIFMAR Offshore Services is supporting the offshore wind development in France but also throughout Europe and in Taiwan. With operational bases in Cherbourg, Lorient, Bayonne, Sète and PortLa-Nouvelle, the company is perfectly located to support all the French offshore wind projects. Having performed preparatory works on all the French windfarms, JIFMAR has a strong history supporting the developers and their main contractors.

About World Marine Offshore

Founded in 2012, World Marine Offshore is a service provider to the Energy & Maritime industries offering innovative, flexible solutions worldwide based on its versatile fleet of vessels. WMO has HQ in Esbjerg, Denmark and operational bases in Germany, Taiwan, UK and the US and has operated its fleet of vessels on majority of all windfarms in Europe and Taiwan for owners, developers, manufacturers as well as other contractors providing a range of services.