Published: 30 September 2021 30 September 2021
Alicat has won a contract with North Star Renewables to build its hybrid powered daughter craft fleet. Alicat has been awarded North Star’s initial contract to bring its first two daughter craft to the renewables market.
They will utilise a combination of diesel and electric outboards. Designed by Southampton-based naval architects Chartwell Marine in collaboration with North Star, the daughter craft will be used to transfer technicians from their accommodation onboard North Star’s service offshore vessels (SOVs), to work on the offshore wind turbines at Dogger Bank A and B. The new hybrid propulsion daughter crafts include stabiliser technology and have an increased sea state operability and safe transfer, tank tested at wave heights of up to 1.7m Hs.