Ulstein Verft has signed a contract for the building of a DP2 Construction Support Vessel (CSV) for the Netherlands based Acta Marine. The vessel is primarily aimed at the offshore wind market and carries the new SX195 design from Ulstein Design & Solutions. The CSV vessel is measuring 93.4 metres in length and is 18 metres wide, and can accommodate up to 120 people in 80 cabins.
It will be equipped with an SMST provided Dynamic Motion Compensated Gangway system, mounted on an integrated tower with height adjustment and a personnel/cargo lift. Additionally, the vessel features a 3D-motion compensated crane with 6t lifting capacity. Cargo area is 500 square metres indoors, and 500 square metres outdoors. The vessel shall provide for walk-to-work transfer of personnel and cargo, efficient and safe in significant wave-heights (Hs) up to 3.0 metres. Besides carrying the X-BOW hull line design, the vessel is also equipped with the X-STERN, which increases the flexibility and operability while at the offshore wind farm. The hull shape increases comfort for the crew, with a substantial reduction in slamming, noise and vibrations. The vessel is scheduled for delivery early 2018.