Wight Shipyard launches Wind Farm Support Vessel series

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Series has been designed in collaboration with Incat Crowther

Britain’s Wight Shipyard Co. Ltd (WSC) is breaking into the Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Incat Crowther.

According to Ed Dudson, Managing Director, Incat Crowther, the Vortisea WFSV has been designed to meet the latest standards in U.K., German and Danish flag state requirements.

“Probably the most important design feature of the vessel is its market-leading wave height capability for transfer and transit, for this reason it was important to take a step forward in traditional WFSV design,” he said.

The Vortisea WFSV is initially available in two sizes, 27 m x 9 m and 32 m x 10 m. There are multiple machinery options (CPP / FPP / Waterjet / IPS), including hybrid.

Operating speeds in excess of 30 knots are achievable depending on the machinery package selected. Installation of a quad engine and propulsion package has the advantage of offering excellent redundancy.

The catamaran hull design is constructed from lightweight marine grade aluminum, resulting in a vessel with low fuel consumption.

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