Side view of the workboat (Source: Acta Marine)

“Most sustainable workboat” to join Acta Marine fleet in the summer

The Coastal Crown, a multi-purpose hybrid workboat of ultra-shallow draught Multicat design, is in the final stages of construction at Netherlands shipyard, Bijlsma Wartena, and will join Acta Marine’s 40-ship fleet this summer.

Claimed to be “the most sustainable workboat in the market”, the vessel’s construction contract is supported by the Netherlands Government’s Sustainable Shipping Subsidy.

The 36m-long DP2 vessel will have a 300-kWh battery pack, accommodation for 19 persons, and a bollard pull of 30 tonnes. Tier III-compliant engines will slash NOx emissions by 73%, and fuel consumption and CO2 emissions will be reduced by 15%, the company said.

Acta Marine managing director, Govert Jan van Oord, commented: “Sustainability criteria are increasingly becoming part of the offshore marine value chain. With our new Coastal Crown, we are taking a big step in offering our clients marine services, such as anchor handling, route clearance, cable burial, wire laying, and dredging support, with substantially reduced emissions. As a company that is in business for the long term, stewardship is in our DNA, and this investment emphasises our commitment to reduce our emissions and create a more sustainable future.”

Acta Marine’s fleet consists of workboats, crew transfer craft, and ‘walk-to-work’ offshore support vessels. Deployed worldwide, the service ships work on offshore energy, dredging and coastal infrastructure projects.

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