Ireland’s first wind farm service catamaran starts taking shape
The Dublin-based vessel operator Farra Marine has ordered what will be the first catamaran wind farm service vessel operating under the Irish flag.
The Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard started building the 27-metre Farra Orla in early September. The expected delivery is in the second quarter of 2021.
Farra Orla is the third in Penguin’s Windflex 27 series, the designer Incat Crowther said, adding that the vessel offers excellent speed, deadweight, and seakeeping, making it capable of many roles in the offshore wind industry.
The catamaran has a deadweight of above 50t, features two working decks, and will have an operating speed in excess of 29 knots.
The design of the vessel is compliant with European regulations for the transfer of 24 offshore workers and will be classed with BV.