Damen has launched the Renewables Service Vessel (RSV) 3315, a new type, which has been developed in close cooperation with Scottish company Delta Marine.
The first in the new series was officially christened ‘Voe Vanguard’ at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld by Miss Akira Mary Lumsden, the granddaughter of Bob Spanswick, Managing Director of Delta Marine Ltd. Just a week later Voe Vanguard was off to her first offshore wind farm, the Walney Extension project.
The Damen RSV 3315 is based on the highly successful Multicat design. The vessel can undertake all duties normally expected of a Multicat but has the addition of a spacious, unobstructed deck, DP2 and dedicated 4-point mooring. The 33 metre vessel has a 42-tonne bollard pull. “We were particularly interested in having a DP2 capability. This vessel is suitable for offshore wind but also for tidal projects, where she can stay in position using her DP in some pretty strong currents.”
‘Voe Vanguard’ went off to work straight away for the Walney wind farm extension and then she will be exhibited at the Seawork in Southampton. After that it is straight back up the coast for another project. “We already have work into August and beyond!”