Siemens Wind Power has contracted offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore to provide a series of assessments for wind turbine service operations to be performed by a jack-up vessel chartered by Siemens.

The jack-up assessed will be a wind turbine service jack-up vessel which will be used in the maintenance of offshore wind turbines on a variety of wind farms in the North Sea.

Aqualis Offshore’s office in London, UK, will conduct a series of generic assessments to cover a range of water depths and environmental conditions where the vessel is scheduled. Contract value is undisclosed.

Aqualis Offshore CEO David Wells said: "Our task is to help determine the criteria that a given jack-up vessel can operate most efficiently and safely within. We are proud to be able to support Siemens and the installation work of this vessel."

Aqualis Offshore is a specialised marine and offshore engineering consultancy focusing on the shallow and deep-water segments of the offshore oil and gas industry as well as the offshore wind industry.