Acta Centaurus named and preparing for offshore wind work

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On 22 May 2019, Marianne van Oord named the Acta Centaurus in a ceremony in Den Helder. The vessel, built and designed by Ulstein, is getting ready for her first assignment in offshore wind.

Marianne Van Oord wished Acta Centaurus and her crew and charterers crew safe sailings in supporting the growth of offshore renewable energy.

After taking delivery from Ulstein Verft in end April 2019 Acta Centaurus had her maiden voyage to Den Helder.

Acta Centaurus’ first job has already been successfully completed by providing Dutch energy company ONE-Dyas Walk to Work support for a short maintenance campaign on the M7 Gas platform in the Dutch North Sea.

“All systems have shown excellent performance. With great confidence, we move forward to her next assignment” says Rob Boer, Managing Director at Acta Marine.

Rob Boer, head of Acta Marine, received a photo of the 'Acta Centaurus' from Ulstein Verft's Trond Skodjevåg Bø at the naming ceremony.
Rob Boer, head of Acta Marine, received a photo of the 'Acta Centaurus' from Ulstein Verft's Trond Skodjevåg Bø at the naming ceremony.

Acta Centaurus will soon mobilize for the start of her charter with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to support the installation and commissioning of 33 V164-8.4 MW MHI Vestas turbines at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German Exclusive Zone.

Acta Centaurus is a sister vessel of Acta Auriga which has been delivered in 2018 and has worked non-stop on the BARD1 Offshore Wind Farm. The successful concept resulted in the addition of this second Ulstein built vessel. These vessels are jointly developed with Ulstein SX195 design features, an SMST motion compensated gangway, and a 6 ton 3D-crane as well as the special Ulstein X-BOW and X-STERN that optimize the overall seakeeping and workability of the vessel. The vessel has a 120 persons capacity and a helideck. In addition, Acta Centaurus will be outfitted with a hybrid battery package to further reduce fuel consumption and with that contribute to a lower CO2 footprint.

Acta Marine's Jan van der Schaft together with Ulstein Verft's Helge Torvik (left) and Trond S. Bø (right).
Acta Marine's Jan van der Schaft together with Ulstein Verft's Helge Torvik (left) and Trond S. Bø (right).