Manor Venture Tests Water Ahead of Galloper Work

UK-based Manor Renewable Energy’s (MRE) new wind farm service vessel, the Manor Venture, has taken to the water for the first time.

Source: MRE

The vessel was built by the Manor Marine shipyard in Portland, Dorset and is scheduled to spend the majority of 2017 on the Galloper offshore wind farm for Siemens.

According to MRE, a supplier of temporary power generators, vessels and personnel to the offshore renewables sector, the vessel is one of the largest in its class, with an overall length of 26 metres and a beam of 11.2 metres. It has the capability to transfer 45 tonnes of deck cargo and 60,000 litres of fuel, the company said.

The vessel has a maximum speed of 28 knots, an extensive workable deck space and onboard accommodation, as well as galley and welfare facilities for up to 12 personnel plus crew.

MRE Director Eric Briar said: “This is a vessel that will be able to work anywhere in Europe and has the capability to stay offshore, on the next generation of wind farm projects, for prolonged periods; we’ll look to work with construction or accommodation vessels to minimise the transit time and massively increase the project productivity. Our success with bespoke temporary power solutions, in both the UK and Germany, has allowed us to invest in this vessel, whilst continuing to build our generator stocks (primarily the combined units with 2700 litre tanks and 30 day endurance) exclusively for the wind farm sector.”