Partly outfitted hull of windfarm service vessel from Szczecin almost ready

General Arrangement of Acta Orion. Fig.: CIG
General Arrangement of Acta Orion. Fig.: CIG

The partially outfitted hull of the Wind Farm Support Vessel Acta Orion is to be delivered from Polish builders soon.

Acta Marine contracted CIG Shipbuilding for the design and construction of a large wind farm support vessel (WFSV). CIG Shipbuilding, in turn, subcontracted the construction of partially outfitted hull to Szczecin based Partner Ltd. shipyard.

The DP2 fitted vessel measures 108 by 16 meters and offers comfortable accommodation and workspace for 75 persons onboard. The vessel will be equipped with two dedicated boat landings for crew transfer vessels (CTV) as well as a motion-compensated gangway, which allows a safe and efficient transfer of technicians and equipment between the vessel and wind turbines.

CIG has optimized the design with the aim of creating a vessel with the best possible workability and comfort for operations in heavier sea state conditions, applicable for wind farms that are built further offshore.

The vessel, to be named Acta Orion is scheduled for delivery in September 2015. The final outfitting and delivery will take place in the north of the Netherlands. Delivery of partially outfitted hull from Partner shipyard in Szczecin is expected by the end of April or early May. The scope of outfitting works in Polish yard includes, but is not limited to, painting, piping, some of the cabling work, floor panelling etc. Also some of the machinery has been installed in Poland, including

Immediately after final delivery, the vessel will be chartered by contractor Van Oord, who will use Acta Orion during the construction of the Northland’s 600MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm that will be located 85 km offshore in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The new Acta Orion will be the largest unit in the fleet of Acta Marine.

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