Posted On: 25-01-2017
Netherlands based ship owner Acta Marine B.V. has placed an order with Ulstein Verft AS for the construction of a DP2 construction support vessel (CSV) primarily aimed at the offshore wind market.
The vessel, which carries the new SX195 design from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS, offers in-field flexibility, winter workability, safe transfer of people and cargo, optimized on-board logistics, high productivity and high comfort for charterers’ crews are of eminent value, according to the builder.
Rob Boer, managing director in Acta Marine, said, “We are expanding our services and fleet for offshore wind and chose Ulstein for our new construction support vessel. The dedicated SX195 design with the X-STERN, an integrated walk-to-work gangway system and 3D crane, and its accommodation, represents a next step in responding to the market needs.”
The CSV measures 93.4 meters in length and is 18 meters wide, and can accommodate up to 120 people in 80 cabins. It will be equipped with an SMST provided Dynamic Motion Compensated Gangway system, mounted on an integrated tower with height adjustment and a personnel/cargo lift. Additionally, the vessel features a 3D-motion compensated crane with 6t lifting capacity. Cargo area is 500 square meters indoors, and 500 square meters outdoors. The vessel shall provide for walk-to-work transfer of personnel and cargo, efficient and safe in significant wave-heights (Hs) up to 3 meters.
Acta’s new CSV can take on assignments in commissioning and construction in the offshore wind farm installation phase, and perform maintenance tasks on completed wind farms. The vessel is scheduled for delivery early 2018.
Besides carrying the X-BOW hull line design, the vessel is also equipped with the X-STERN, which increases the flexibility and operability while at the offshore wind farm. The hull shape increases comfort for the crew, with a substantial reduction in slamming, noise and vibrations.