Bernhard Schulte Offshore welcomes Jupiter 9 as new JV Partner

Bernhard Schulte Offshore welcomes Jupiter 9 Limited, an offshore wind investment platform, as its new joint venture partner in two offshore wind SOV vessels named Windea La Cour and Windea Leibniz.  
Windea La Cour and Windea Leibniz were previously 50/50 jointly owned by Bernhard Schulte Offshore and ICBC Leasing. We would like to thank ICBC for their cooperation over the years and as well […]

Naming of WINDEA Jules Verne

On October 1st, our new SOV WINDEA Jules Verne was officially christened in the port of Eemshaven.Her godmother Émilie Desevedavy, Field Service Technician at GE Renewable Energy named her after the famous French novelist Jules Verne.She is now operating at the 396MW Merkur Offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

Jules Verne

Do you remember the books „Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea“, “Journey to the Center of the Earth“, “From the Earth to the Moon“ or “Around the World in Eighty Days“? Amongst many others, these are the most famous books written by one of the world’s most popular adventure writers – Jules Verne.  
Next to his passion […]

Bernhard Schulte Offshore and MidOcean Wind extend transatlantic cooperation with joint venture for U.S. offshore wind industry

Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH (“BSO”) and MidOcean Wind LLC (“MOW”) have entered into a joint venture to build and operate support vessels for the U.S. offshore wind industry as well as explore opportunities in other sectors of U.S. merchant shipping.
Signed during the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2019 Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, the Connecticut-based joint venture signals […]

Experienced and specialist offshore team joins BSM Offshore UK

After setting up its new business unit BSM Offshore, focusing on the developing oil and gas and energy renewables markets in September 2018, BSM improves its offshore capabilities even further.

A core team of ex-employees of Sealion Shipping – Managers and Operators of the Toisa Fleet – have joined BSM Offshore and will bring a track […]

Consolidation has only just begun

Bernhard Schulte Offshore managing director Matthias Müller foresees further consolidation in the offshore sector’s future

The Schulte Group has been active in shipping for 135 years and has seen many crises in that time. Container shipping has experienced its worst crisis to date since 2008, and many shipowners have already left the market while others could […]

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement launches a dedicated offshore division

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has set up a new business unit to focus on the oil and gas and offshore energy renewables markets.
The dedicated expert team, comprising of technical and marine superintendents, crew managers and senior management members, will support owners and operators globally by providing integrated third-party ship management services specifically to the offshore […]

Bernhard Schulte orders 3rd Service Operation Vessel (SOV)

Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BSO) has won GE Renewable Energy’s tender to provide a new-build Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to support the maintenance of the 66 Haliade 150-6MW turbines located 28 miles from Germany’s Borkum Island. The total capacity of 396MW will produce enough power for almost half a million homes.
BSO’s winning bid showcased the Schulte […]


The Service Operation Vessel (SOV) of Bernhard Schulte, WINDEA LEIBNIZ, has been nominated ‘Ship of the Year 2017’ by the maritime magazine Skipsrevyen. The winner will be announced on 30th May at the Nor-Shipping exhibition.
The vessel was purpose build to meet the requirements of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and is currently working in the German […]

Naming of second SOV

The godmother Dai Ling named the second wind farm service vessel of Bernhard Schulte and ICBC Leasing “WINDEA LEIBNIZ”. The German mathematician, philosopher and physicist Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz proposed in the 17th century to use wind power to operate pumps.
The naming ceremony was held in Ulsteinvik, Norway at the Ulstein Verft where the vessel […]