Acta Auriga Ready to Go
Acta Marine has taken delivery of the newbuild walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga from Ulstein Verft. The vessel was delivered on 28 March, three days ahead of schedule, Acta Marine said.
In January, Acta Marine secured a two-year charter with Ocean Breeze Energy to deploy Acta Auriga for logistical support and maintenance activities on the 400MW BARD Offshore 1 wind farm in the German North Sea.
“We are very content with the project follow-up and the early delivery by Ulstein. We will now get ready to bring her out to the Offshore Wind Farm to commence work,” said Rob Boer, managing director at Acta Marine.
Acta Auriga can provide accommodation for up to 120 persons. The vessel offers cargo areas of 1,000 square metres, indoors and outdoors, with a container skidding system and space for up to 24 containers. All cargo handling is centralized, with stepless transfer to the cargo and personnel lift, and likewise over to the wind turbines.
The overall logistics and the SMST motion compensated gangway, and integrated elevator tower will secure stepless transfers of people and cargo in significant wave height up to 3 metres. SMST also delivered the 3D motion compensated knuckle boom crane which can handle 6t cargo in sea conditions up to Hs 2.5 metres. A part of the requirement by Ocean Breeze Energy was to have the crane and gangway in the centre of the vessel capable to operate on both sides to increase operational flexibility.
“We know how important it is to get a vessel completed on time,” said Kristian Sætre, managing director at Ulstein Verft.
“In just 19 weeks we have completed the outfitting of this vessel, and feel certain that the Acta Auriga will be a good work platform for the owner and their clients.”
Acta Marine has a sister vessel on order at Ulstein Verft scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2019.