Dalby Offshore Services Ltd. has taken delivery of its latest offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Dalby Wharfe’. The vessel is the first of a two boat order that includes the ‘Dalby Swale’ to be delivered to Dalby Offshore Services Ltd. at the forthcoming Seawork exhibition at Southampton on Tuesday 10th June.
The Alicat Workboats built the 21m WFSV which is a latest generation design featuring a forward loading cargo deck and a soft mounted passenger saloon and bridge to increase passenger comfort (and reduce noise and vibration) on increasing long and more arduous passages to and from the site, reducing passenger saloon noise levels to below 65dBA at full power.
The vessel features numerous systems including fuel transfer capability to supply offshore generators, a pressure washer to wash down boat landings and ladders, integrated through raft anchor recovery system and a hydraulic deck crane.
The ‘Dalby Swale’ will be identical in specification but is the first of the new Alicat 23m designs with extended waterlines for greater passenger comfort and fuel efficiency. The vessel will be christened, accepted and available for inspection at Seawork 2014 and will further strengthen Dalby Offshore Services expanding fleet.
Steve Bartram, Operations Manager, Dalby Offshore Services Ltd.:
“We maintain an excellent working relationship with the yard and their personnel, which we believe contributes to the excellent quality and attention to detail we receive. All of our Alicat built vessels are working, which is testament to the way they perform in the market.”
Steve Thacker, General Manager, Alicat Workboats Ltd.:
“Alicat Workboats has been committed to the growing demands of the offshore wind farm CTV market and Dalby has played a significant part in the development of our business with this delivery of their 5th Alicat. We are continuing to work with Dalby ahead of the delivery of their 6th vessel in June and are looking to get further vessels on order in due course.”
Dalby Offshore Services Ltd are working with Alicat Workboat Ltd and sister company South Boats IOW Ltd on further projects to be announced later in the year.