Working the shallows of the Dutch Wadden Sea
Acta Marine's two most ultra-shallow vessels are deployed in support of the iconic Afsluitdijk Project in the Netherlands.
Often working closely together, the multifunctional 39m, DP multicat Coastal Enterprise and our recently acquired 20 TBP ultra-shallow Shoalbuster Coastal Roamer are working on reinforcing the 32,5 kilometer long dike.
Coastal Roamer and Coastal Enterprise are being deployed for a broad range of marine activities, including the transportation of barges in ultra-shallow waters. After having shown their true worth to the client, both vessels and their crew were delegated the challenging task of loading rock barges on even keel, to achieve the desired draft in order to reach the shallows near the dike.
If you drive on the Afsluitdijk and take the exit at Breezanddijk, there is a good change that you will see both vessels operating in this Unesco World Heritage area.
Recent news items
In support of the growing Offshore Wind requirements in France is Acta Marine opening its doors in Saint-Nazaire.Read more
Windpark Fryslân on the IJsselmeer is the largest inshore wind park in the world under construction. Acta Marine is supporting the construction of the project with our crew transfer vessels and ultra-shallow dp1 Multicat Coastal Chariot.Read more
Acta Marine is involved in the Offshore Operational Advisory System OOAS joint industry project. This project aims to improve the efficiency of offshore wind farm installation and maintenance vessels, by using better data for planning and executing operations. For a typical vessel it is expected that this method will result in tens of additional working days per year. A consortium including Acta Marine, MO4, Next Ocean, Radac and SMST was formed and is led by MARIN. The OOAS project will run from Q4 2020 until the end of 2022.Read more