Acta Auriga to engage in Bard Offshore 1
Acta Marine has recently been awarded a contract by Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH (OBE), owner and operator of the 400MW offshore wind farm Bard Offshore 1.
The contract concerns a 2 year charter of Acta Marine’s newbuild vessel Acta Auriga to perform logistical support for OBE’s maintenance activities on its Bard Offshore 1 wind farm. Acta Auriga, which currently undergoes outfitting and commissioning activities in Ulsteinvik will be delivered by Ulstein Verft end of Q1 2018 after which the vessel will undergo trials and commence its work at the Bard Offshore 1 windfarm.
Acta Auriga is an Ulstein designed X-bow & X-stern DP2 offshore support vessel equipped with SMST motion compensated gangway with integrated with elevator and crane functionality. The vessel is also able to perform 3D compensated lifts with its 6t SMST 3D crane and is equipped with a fuel-efficient drive system. In total 120 people can stay onboard in its 80 cabins. The vessel is equipped with state of the art covered warehousing facilities, integrated people and cargo logistics and stepless approach to the offshore installations. Thanks to the state of the art hotel facilities the Bard Offshore 1 team living at high sea benefits from an optimal live and work environment. The 93.4m long vessel will operate out of Emden.
With this contract Acta Marine will provide year-round marine and logistical support offshore. Acta Auriga’s walk to work gangway system and 3D compensated crane are able to cope with the challenging weather and sea conditions that occur in the German Bight – North Sea where OBE’s windfarm is located about 100km offshore. The deployment of Acta Auriga will subsequently contribute further to the efficient and high-productivity operation of Bard Offshore 1 windfarm.
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