Acta Marine’s walk-to-work, construction support vessel Acta Auriga has successfully completed sea trials.
Built in Norway, the custom-designed offshore vessel with X-bow and X-stern design is equipped with a 3D crane capable of six-tonne cargo lifts, SMST gangway and an elevator tower.
Capable of accommodating 120 people, the 93.4-metre by 18-metre vessel is capable of year-round, North Sea offshore operations in up to three-metre waves.
The aftward speed exceeded 12.5 knots in tests, and the forward-mode speed exceeded 13.5 knots.
The vessel has since returned to the construction yard for completion.
Acta Auriga has been awarded a two-year charter for operations and maintenance work at the BARD Offshore 1 offshore wind farm, Germany.
Acta Marine ordered a sister vessel last month.
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