Damen Orders AlphaBridge for Its First SOVPosted by Michelle Howard
Alphatron Marine has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of the AlphaBridge including an IT and entertainment package for the first Service Operations Vessel (SOV), providing comfort and safety to the offshore and wind industry.
The new vessel, Bibby WaveMaster 1, is being built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania with expected delivery in January 2017. The vessel is a custom designed 90-meter-long SOV, specifically designed for maintenance engineers employed by offshore wind operators to work more efficient while maximizing comfort for longer periods at sea, even up to 30 days at a time.
The ergonomic design of AlphaBridge follows regulations and enables intuitive, comfortable operation, which ultimately enhances the safety of the vessel, according to Alphatron Marine. The company said it will supply an all-embracing bridge tailored to the requirements of this special purpose vessel.
Alphatron Marine will install a comprehensive IT and entertainment package for the accommodations on board the vessel, consisting of no less than 60 individual en-suite berths. All living quarters will be equally equipped with TV and Wi-Fi.