Ulstein Verft has signed a contract to build a DP2 (dynamic positioning) construction support vessel (CSV) for the Netherlands based Acta Marine. The vessel is primarily aimed at the offshore wind market and carries the SX195 design from Ulstein Design & Solutions.
“We are expanding our services and fleet for offshore wind and chose Ulstein for our new construction support vessel,” says Rob Boer, managing director, Acta Marine. "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 93.4m in length, 18m in width, 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 6-tonne lifting capacity. Cargo area is 500sq m indoors, and 500sq m outdoors. The vessel shall provide for walk-to-work transfer of personnel and cargo, efficient and safe in significant wave-heights (Hs) up to 3m.
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.
Acta’s new CSV will be capable of taking 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.
Image: SX195 design for Acta Marine/Ulstein Verft