Another wind turbine vessel from AlnmaritecVessel & ROV News // December 8, 2009
Alnmaritec in the UK recently launched the second of four sisterships that are being delivered for windfarm maintenance support operations around the UK.
The boats are being built for Northumberland based company North Sea Logistics Limited and will primarily be used in the transfer of maintenance personnel to and from offshore wind turbines although they are also capable of survey and dive support roles.
The new designs are powered by twin 800bhp electronically controlled Cummins QSK19 diesel engines driving four bladed 800mm propellers through Twin Disc MGX 5135 ‘Quick Shift’ gearboxes, giving a top speed of 25 knots. The new windfarm vessels also have powerful twin electric bow thrusters for additional manoeuvrability.