CIG Shipbuilding to build windfarm support vesselVessel & ROV News // February 26, 2015
In early February 2015, CIG Shipbuilding in The Netherlands was contracted to design and build a windfarm support vessel for Acta Marine.
The dynamically positioned (DP2) vessel will be 108m long with a breadth of 16m and will provide comfortable accommodation and workspace for 75 people. The vessel will be equipped with two dedicated boat landings for crew transfer vessels and a motion-compensated gangway which will allow safe transfer of technicians and equipment between the vessel and wind turbines.
In a statement, CIG said it had “optimized the design with the aim of creating a vessel with the best possible workability and comfort for operations in heavier sea states.”
It will be named Acta Orion and is due to be delivered in September 2015. The hull is currently under construction in Poland and outfitting will take place in The Netherlands. Immediately after delivery, the vessel will be chartered by contractor Van Oord, who will use Acta Orion on the Gemini offshore windfarm in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.