Denmark’s Tuco Marine Group has disclosed the newest vessel in its ProZero series of fast rescue boats, daughter craft and workboats: the 10m-long windfarm service boat.
The new service boat has been designed for wind parks that are far from shore A dedicated service boat and crew transfer vessel for offshore wind farms, the boat has been developed in close collaboration with experts in wind farm services to meet the latest requirements.
It is constructed to be lifted on and off larger mother vessels using a single-point davit system. It can also be outfitted with hook systems chosen by the owner.
When designing the vessels for single-point hoisting, Tuco Marine targeted the third round of offshore installations in deeper waters. These farms are situated so far offshore that daily travel is not possible and technicians are therefore accommodated on larger mother vessels or accommodation platforms, Tuco Marine noted. This requires stabile daughter craft that are capable of transporting personnel from the accommodation units to and from the turbines.
The new wind farm service boat is constructed from carbon fibre composites and offers a spacious foredeck and a purpose-built docking and fender system for easy access to the turbines.
The vessel operates at a service speed above 22 knots, transporting four to six passengers or 500kg of cargo.