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Arklow Marine Launch 19m Offshore Wind-Farm Service Vessel

18th October 2013
Arklow Marine Launch 19m Offshore Wind-Farm Service Vessel

#WFSVlaunch- A third offshore Wind-Farm Service Vessel (WFSV) was launched in late September from Arklow Marine Services boatyard.

The 19m newbuild vessel is the first of a new design which is intended for the upcoming Round 3 offshore sites for the Renewable Offshore Industry in the U.K.

The WFSV has an overall length (LOA) of 20.75m and a beam of 7.36m. The vessel is powered by twin MAN main engines. Each engine develops 1,000 BHP and are coupled to twin Rolls Royce FF550 water jets.

A sprint speed of 30 knots and a service speed of 25 knots. Sea-trials were scheduled prior to the WFSV's introduction into operating at one of the UK's burgeoning new offshore wind -farm sites.

 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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