Construction begins on Ireland’s first catamaran windfarm service vessel

Singapore’s Penguin Shipyard has begun construction on a new windfarm service vessel for Irish operator Farra Marine.

The BV-classed, Incat Crowther-designed Farra Orla will be the first catamaran windfarm service vessel to sail under the Irish flag. It will have a length of 27 metres, two working decks, and main deck seating for up to 24 technicians.

The main cabin will also feature a large wet room with showers, toilets, and lockers while the twin hulls will each have two crew cabins with bathrooms.

Four Scania DI16 077M 662kW engines connected to Hamilton 521 waterjets will deliver an operating speed in excess of 29 knots.

The vessel is expected to be handed over to Farra Marine in the second quarter of 2021.

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