Acta Marine CSOVs Fleet Starts Taking Shape
The steel-cutting ceremony has kicked off for the construction of the first of two next-generation construction service operating vessels (CSOVs) for Acta Marine at Tersan Shipyard in Türkiye.
The 89-metre-long vessels will be equipped with an SMST-provided motion-compensated crane and a motion-compensated gangway for safe personnel transfer in wave heights up to 3 metres.
The CSOVs measure 89 metres in length, 19 metres in width and, can accommodate up to 135 people in 85 cabins.
In addition to the Methanol MDO/HVO engines, the DP2 CSOVs will feature a battery power storage system that should create further energy efficiency and CO2 reduction.
The vessels are primarily aimed at the offshore wind construction market and carry the new SX-216 TWIN X-STERN design from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS that was exclusively designed for and in cooperation with Acta Marine.
The combination of thrusters and symmetrical hull design results in lower energy consumption and reduced motion, and therefore, higher operability and comfort, Acta Marine said.
In June last year, Acta Marine signed a contract with Tersan Shipyard for the construction of two next-generation Methanol MDO/HVO-powered CSOVs.
The first two boats are scheduled for delivery in the second and third quarter of 2024. The company also reserved options for two additional CSOVs for delivery at a later stage.
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