Norway’s Ulstein Verft has completed the on-time delivery of the dynamically positioned Acta Centaurus, a second walk-to-work offshore construction vessel, to Acta Marine, a dredging, civil engineering and offshore renewables service provider.
The innovative vessel incorporates Ulstein’s distinctive X-Bow® and X-Stern®, both of which improve vessel seakeeping and living conditions for personnel on board.
The motion-compensated gangway enables the transfer of personnel in significant wave heights of up to 3m and the knuckle boom crane, with the same technology, can handle cargo weights of up to six tonnes in wave heights of up to 2.5m. The vessel, which has a total cargo area of 1,000m2 inside and outside, also has space for 24 containers, a container-skidding system and accommodation for up to 120 persons.
Rob Boer, Acta Marine’s managing director, commented: “Building on experience with our first Ulstein walk-to-work construction vessel, Acta Auriga, delivered to us last year, we are highly confident that Acta Centaurus will be very well-suited to operate in the offshore, and specifically the renewable market.”