Alnmaritec makes DiscoveryYard News // February 5, 2013
UK boatbuilder Alnmaritec launched the latest of its windfarm support vessels (WFSV) recently for long time client North Sea Logistics.
The 19m Wave Captain class boat is powered by 2 x 880bhp Doosan engines and reaches over 25 knots. She has demonstrated exceptional sea keeping characteristics and superb handling when approaching and pushing up on the wind turbines.
Finished with the innovative ‘Intersleek’ paint system designed to provide fuel and environmental benefits, this state of the art wind farm support vessel (WFSV) design has full suspension seating for 12 and includes a large galley and mess area as well as four day berths on the lower deck.
The 11th boat built by Alnmaritec for North Sea Logistics, Discovery is also hull number 150 for the Blyth based company.
Managing Director Chris Millman commented “We’re delighted to hand over NSL Discovery which is the latest of our builds intended to work in the growing offshore wind industry.”
North Sea Logistics Managing Director David Armstrong commented “We have been involved in the offshore wind industry for 13 years, starting with the construction of the Blyth Wind Farm in 2000 - at the time, the first offshore installation anywhere in the world - and during this time we’ve built a lasting and trusting relationship with Alnmaritec.”
Specifically in regard to NSL Discovery Mr Armstrong said: “"I am delighted with the performance of the new boat. She has proved herself on trials to be extremely capable in some very demanding conditions and she will be a real asset to our North Sea operations."