Acta Centaurus W2W vessel ready for offshore work
Norwegian offshore vessel builder Ulstein has delivered the walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus, and the vessel is now set to be deployed for offshore work.
The Acta Centaurus, owned by Acta Marine, is about to set sail for her first offshore wind assignment.
“Building on experience with our first Ulstein Walk to Work construction support vessel Acta Auriga delivered to us last year, we are highly confident that Acta Centaurus will be very well suited to operate in the offshore, and specifically the renewable market. We will now get ready to bring her out to the Offshore Wind Farm to commence work,” says Rob Boer, managing director in Acta Marine.
Acta Centaurus features “smart hotel style”’ accommodation for up to 120 persons. The vessel is equipped with the hull designs X-BOW and X-STERN. According to Ulstein, the X-BOW is important when the vessel is transiting in heavy seas, reducing slamming and vibrations with a positive impact on the well-being on board. The X-STERN, Ulstein has said, has much of the same qualities as the X-BOW and will secure a higher in-field flexibility and improved winter workability.
When keeping the stern facing the weather on dynamic position (DP) the vessel will be able to stay positioned with lower thruster load, resulting in lower fuel consumption.
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