General – Steel Cutting
The steel cutting ceremony of the first of two next-generation Methanol MDO/HVO powered DP2 Construction Service Operating Vessels (CSOVs) for Acta Marine was arranged on 18 January 2023 at Tersan Shipyard.
The SX216 design of the vessel has been developed exclusively and in close collaboration with Ulstein Design & Solutions AS.
The steel cutting is the official kick-off for the construction at the shipyard. The 89 metres long vessels will be equipped with an SMST-provided motion-compensated crane and a motion-compensated gangway for safe personnel transfer in significant wave heights up to 3.0 metres.
The CSOV provides excellent accommodation facilities for up to 135 people. In addition to the Methanol MDO/HVO engines the vessels feature a battery power storage system creating further energy efficiency and CO2 reduction.
Together with the second newbuild CSOV, which will follow three months later, these state-of-the-art vessels will be added to the Acta Marine fleet in the second quarter of 2024, enabling Acta Marine to continue its prominent position in the offshore wind market industry.