Ireland: Arklow Marine Hands Over Wind Farm Service Vessel Gardian 8
After the Arklow Marine successfully launched and tested its first 20 m Wind Farm Service Vessel Gardian 8, the vessel departed Arklow last Monday arriving at Ramsgate on Tuesday afternoon. Gardian 8 will be operated by its new owners Dalby Offshore Renewables.
To meet current enquiries from the offshore industry Arklow has recently designed a new 20 m WFSV to operate during the construction of offshore wind farms and also to meet service requirements when the farm is up and running. These vessels can carry 12 passengers and 2 crew and are built to DNV, BV or Lloyds classification and also comply on MCA requirements.
Furthermore, these vessels ensure a safe transfer of passengers from the vessel to the access platform on the vertical towers.
Source: Arklow Marine, March 16, 2012