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#ArklowWindFarm- Maintenance work is underway at the Arklow Bank Offshore Windfarm that required the use a jack-up rig towed from Falmouth, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The eight-legged 'walking' jack-up rig Wavewalker 1 owned by Faro Seacore is also based in the south-west UK port from where MTS Vanquish towed the barge to Irish waters.

Wavewalker 1 is an innovative designed SEWP (self-elevating work platform) which was presented with the Product & Equipment Innovation Award at the prestigious Ground Engineering (GE) Awards ceremony held in London last month.

Assisting the maintenance project at the Arklow offshore installation operated by GE Wind Energy is Wicklow based Island Shipping which has a fleet of vessels and provides marine construction, engineering and consultancy services on a worldwide basis.

Their 21m twin screw multi-purpose workboat Husky under master Nicholas Keogh and crew Pat Byrne and Graham Fitzgerald have displayed skilful berthing procedures as the Wavewalker 1 has been based in Wicklow Port.

Husky's homeport may be Wicklow but that has not stopped her working outside domestic waters as the shallow-draft workboat has worked in the UK. This has involved a variety of marine operations among them surveying, dive support, towage and anchor handling.

In the case of Wavewalker1, the barge's first project carried out in 2013 was in far-flung Brazil, where she undertook drilling and rock blasting works in the outer channel to the port of Suape.

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boot Düsseldorf, the International Boat Show

With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. Around 2,000 exhibitors present their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

boot Düsseldorf FAQs

boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair. Seventeen exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology.

The Fairground Düsseldorf. This massive Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre is strategically located between the River Rhine and the airport. It's about 20 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the city centre.

250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair.

The 2018 show was the golden jubilee of the show, so 2021 will be the 51st show.

Every year in January. In 2021 it will be 23-31 January.

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Messeplatz 40474 Düsseldorf Tel: +49 211 4560-01 Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The Irish marine trade has witnessed increasing numbers of Irish attendees at boot over the last few years as the 17-Hall show becomes more and more dominant in the European market and direct flights from Dublin offer the possibility of day trips to the river Rhine venue.

Boats & Yachts Engines, Engine parts Yacht Equipment Watersports Services Canoes, Kayaks, Rowing Waterski, Wakeboard, Kneeboard & Skimboard Jetski + Equipment & Services Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Kite Surfing & SUP Angling Maritime Art & Crafts Marinas & Watersports Infrastructure Beach Resorts Organisations, Authorities & Clubs

Over 1000 boats are on display.

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At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Organiser
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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