UK: New Wave Commander Class Windfarm Vessel from Alnmaritec
Alnmaritec recently successfully launched a new multi purpose offshore windfarm support vessel.
‘Ocean Wind 5′ is a variant of the extremely popular Wave Commander class from Alnmaritec.
She measures 16m x 7m and is fitted with twin Scania DI16 engines giving her cruising speeds of over 24. On deck she is fitted with a payload area both fore and aft, a substantial moon pool and internally she has a survey station and comfortable accommodation for both passengers and crew.
She has a separate raised wheelhouse area providing excellent all round views from the helm position and the survey station whilst in the main accommodation she has seating for 12 pax, mess area, galley and WC; below decks she has two sleeping cabins.
She is designed with the versatility to allow her to provide offshore support on windfarms during the construction phase (she has a generator refuelling capacity), for survey work, for ROV and dive support as well as for technician and tool transfer during routine operations and maintenance phases.
She is a genuine all rounder and a real brute of a boat as she demonstrated with exceptional sea keeping performance during her trials on the North Sea in January.
Source: Alnmaritec, March 9, 2012