The IC18192-type service vessel can be deployed with many roles in the offshore wind industry (Source: Incat Crowther)



Ireland’s first catamaran wind farm service vessel under construction

Singapore’s Penguin Shipyard has started construction of a 27m-long catamaran wind farm service vessel. The third in Penguin’s Windflex 27 series has been sold to Irish operator Farra Marine and was designed by Australia-based naval architects Incat Crowther.

The hull features two single crew cabins per side and bathrooms. The Incat Crowther 27 type is powered by four Scania DI16 077M engines, each producing 662 kW. Propulsion is via quad Hamilton 521 waterjets, giving the vessel excellent manoeuvrability. It will have an operating speed in excess of 29 knots.

The design is compliant with European regulations for the transfer of 24 offshore workers and will be classed with BV. The newbuilding will be the first in the Farra Marine fleet and be the first such vessel operating under the Irish flag.

Delivery is expected in the second quarter of 2021.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore