Ireland: Arklow Marine Launches Its 3rd Offshore Wind Farm Service Vessel
Arklow Marine Services are pleased to announce the successful launch of its third Offshore Wind Farm Service Vessel.
This new 19 metre vessel is the first of a new design which is intended for the upcoming Round 3 offshore sites for the Renewable Offshore Industry in the U.K.
The vessel has an overall length of 20.75 metres and a beam of 7.36 metres and is powered by twin MAN main engines, each developing 1,000 BHP and are coupled to twin Rolls Royce FF550 water jets. A sprint speed of 30 knots and a service speed of 25 knots will be achieved by this highly manoeuvrable vessel. Sea trials are scheduled for early next week and after that the vessel will go into operation in the U.K. servicing one of the burgeoning new sites.
Press release, October 1, 2013; Image: Arklow Marine Services