AUGUST 25, 2016 — Faaborg, Denmark, headquartered Tuco Marine has introduced a new Arctic Workboat Daughter Craft. It is the latest addition to Tuco's ProZero series of daughter crafts, workboats and FRCs.
Worldwide, a huge number of Arctic patrol vessels, icebreakers and polar research vessels are under development and construction at shipyards worldwide. The new ProZero Arctic workboat has been developed, in cooperation with experienced Arctic operators, to be a perfect match match with such mothercraft.
End users have been closely involved in the design and layout of the workboat.
ProZero boats are available in a range of variations that are tuned to suit each individual user's particular requirements. Cockpit layout in the workboats are arranged to maximize the use of modern day operations management and situational awareness electronic aids.
Featuring special hull appendages, to optimize for ice operations, the ProZero hull is designed to ensure the boat's capabilities of supplying a stable ride, even in rough seas.
Arctic missions in rough seas are limited by the human factor of shock mitigation and climate impacts. The ProZero workboat has been developed around the Tuco design team's shock mitigation strategy which means the design of the vessel, has had the highest focus on minimizing effects of shocks to the human body and the boat, and further minimizing the effects of the cold climate to humans, boat and equipment.
ProZero workboats can be rapidly reconfigured to meet different roles and requirements and can include SAR variants, fire support variants and command platform variants.
Parameters such as delivery time and required customization to customer demands are a focal point of the design phase.
The complete construction system behind the ProZero series is module based, allowing for easy adjusting and customizing.