Delta Marine and the Damen Shipyards Group have worked together to produce a new vessel design, called a Damen Renewables Service Vessel 3315.
The Scotland-based offshore wind service provider recently awarded Damen a construction contract looking towards a launch in early 2017.
“For the last couple of years we’ve been working on this new design with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld,” says Delta Marine General Manager Dave McNaughtan. “We came up with concepts – gave them to Damen, who would put those ideas on the drawing board. They gave their expertise – adding the engineering for example – and then came back to us.”
The Renewables Service Vessel 3315 will be able to take on a lot of the work larger offshore construction vessels currently perform. It will have full DP2 capability and, with a wide deck, will be able to fit a cable lay carousel, work class ROVs or cable trenching machines. The vessel will also be fitted with two large HS Marine cranes and a 4-point mooring system.
Following fabrication of the hull in Poland, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands will complete the final outfitting process, with the launch scheduled for Q1 2017.