Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
After having completed the most important tests on the trial, the onboard team reported that: “All of us from the Acta Marine team on board are very impressed with her performance, we look forward to start working with Acta Auriga!”
Here's why Acta Auriga was chosen for BARD Offshore 1
Acta Auriga, under construction at Ulstein Verft, was recently contracted to work at the offshore wind farm BARD Offshore 1: “Ocean Breeze Energy decided on this vessel due to a favourable combination of capability, capacity, design and fuel consumption. The delivery precision from Ulstein was also important.”
How walk-to-work has transformed offshore wind services
The walk-to-work ability of modern service ships for far-from-shore offshore wind farms has revolutionised the work day of the technical crew. The modern-day transfers are done in a safe, efficient manner, and the service technicians can return to their high-standard accommodation vessel at the end of every work day.
Our engagement in the offshore wind market
The offshore wind activity is characterised by the wind farms being established further from shore, in higher water depths, and a continuous increase in the project capacity. The foundations can be fixed or floating. We have developed solutions for all lifecycle phases of the offshore wind farms.
SOV - Service operation vessels are reliable platforms for wind farm support operations. We also have larger designs for wind farm installations.
Cable lay vessel designs for telecom, infield, power cables and umbilical.
Heavy lift and pipe lay
Our Derrick Lay Vessel design portfolio comprises state-of-the-art construction vessels with heavy lift and pipelay capabilities, which can be fully customised to client requirements.
WHAT WE OFFER:
- State-of-the-art designs for wind farm installation, service and operation
- Design and equipment packages
- Delivery on time from our own yard
- Covered dry-dock
- Project management and yard support if built at partner yard abroad
- Design Conversions
- Dedicated to deliver quality
Pioneering heavy lift jack-up vessel
The cruciform structural lay-out makes the solution more than 10% lighter than conventional designs. The concept aims to install the next generation 10-15 MW wind turbines in the same time frame as used today for installing 6-8 MW units.SOUL
Offshore wind equipment
We integrate customised and standardised tools to your design.Offshore wind equipment
Our offshore wind references in the areas of ship design, shipbuilding, engineering, systems and solutions.Offshore wind references
Why should Service Operation Vessels be the standard at offshore wind farms?
Offshore Wind Farms are being established further from shore. At some point, overnight stays for the service technicians become necessary, and the transport normally done by Crew Transfer Vessels must be replaced by other transport tools. SOVs are becoming the new standard.
Getting the best from oil and gas to offshore renewables
For generations, we have delivered ship designs to service oil and gas installations in the world’s harshest sea areas. Offshore wind is a new segment in the offshore family, and the knowledge of how the weather can impact the vessel is of great value when developing designs and solutions for offshore renewables.
Why is backing preferred in SOVs?
Operational feedback shows that SOV crews choose to operate the vessels in astern mode while in-field. The 'aft first' experience is improved with the X-STERN, which has been introduced to several offshore wind service ships.
Please contact us for more information
Ulstein Design & Solutions AS
P. O. Box 278Tel: +47 7000 8000
Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.
Cornerstone Building (6th floor)Tel: +31 10 475 00 11
Rotterdam Airportplein 32
3045 AP Rotterdam
Ulstein Verft AS
P. O. Box 158Tel: +47 7000 8000