Offshore Vessel News Roundup | June 22 – Dutch shallow-draught workboat, UK windfarm support craft and a South Korean installation jackup

Offshore Vessel News Roundup | June 22 – Dutch shallow-draught workboat, UK windfarm support craft and a South Korean installation jackup


Deliveries include a construction and logistical support workboat for a Dutch operator and a jackup installation vessel that will serve the South Korean renewables market. Orders have meanwhile been placed for new crewboats and daughtercraft for operation at UK wind farms.

Netherlands’ Seacontractors takes delivery of shallow-draught workboat

Photo: van de Wetering

Netherlands-based marine services company Seacontractors recently took delivery of a new shallow-draught workboat built by local shipyard Neptune Marine.

Sea Eidum is purpose-built to undertake a wide range of offshore operations such as construction and logistical support.

The vessel has a length of 26 metres, a draught of 2.61 metres, and IMO Tier III engines that deliver a bollard pull of 33.9 tonnes. The deck equipment includes two Heila cranes.

Construction completed on South Korean wind installation jackup

Photo: Hyundai Engineering and Steel Industries

South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Steel Industries has completed construction on a new self-elevating vessel designed for offshore wind installation duties.

Hyundai Frontier will be operated by Hyundai Engineering and Construction. It is designed to perform lifting, transportation, and installation of offshore wind turbine components.

The vessel has a length of 85 metres, a beam of 41 metres, a DP system, and a crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes.

Hyundai Frontier will initially be deployed off Jeju Island to support the construction of the Hallym offshore wind farm.

UK’s North Star places repeat order for CSOV daughtercraft

The North Star daughtercraft Grace Darling on board the SOV Grampian Tyne (Photo: Ward)

UK operator North Star has awarded local builder Alicat Workboats a contract for the construction of two daughtercraft to support offshore wind maintenance activities.

The Chartwell Marine-designed vessels will be integrated aboard North Star’s fleet of commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs).

The newbuildings will be the fifth and sixth Chartwell Marine-designed daughtercraft that North Star will acquire following four sister vessels delivered beginning in 2021. Each will have diesel and electric outboard propulsion and an efficient hull design to ensure high performance even under adverse sea and weather conditions.

UK builder secures crewboat order

Photo: Seacat Services

UK-based Mainstay Marine Solutions has been selected for the construction of a new windfarm crewboat for compatriot operator Seacat Services.

The crewboat will measure 25.2 metres long and will have capacity for 24 technicians.

The propulsion system will include an MTU IMO Tier III engine driving a Kumera Helseth propeller. The vessel will also be hybrid-ready in anticipation of improved future propulsion technologies.

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