Marine operations company Green Marine Energy Support Services, based in Stromness, Orkney, took delivery of a Damen Multi Cat 2712 workboat for its offshore wave and tidal activities, the builder announced.
The vessel’s first job was laying the moorings for and towing Green Marine’s heavy-lifting barge and the removal of the HS1000 tidal turbine for Andritz Hydro Hammerfest.
With a length of 27.7 meters and a beam of 12.45 meters, the Multi Cat 2712 workboat, which was christened Green Isle, is a standard design with several modifications, such as a customized mooring system and Green Marine’s own winches, which were installed by Damen and commissioned on board. The vessel has a speed of 10 knots, complies with the MCA CAT 1 workboat code and has a maximum bollard pull of 34.8 metric tons (average 33 metric tons). The workboat’s basic functions for Green Marine will be anchor handling, installing wave and tidal energy devices
, assisting barge operations, dredger service, supply, towing, hose handling and survey. For propulsion it is fitted with two Caterpillar C32 TTA ACERT engines with a total power of 1,790 bkW at 1,800 rpm.
Damen said typical applications
for its Multi Cat vessels include towing and pushing operations, dredging support, harbor maintenance, buoy and anchor handling, deck and/or liquid-cargo transport and pollution control
“Damen’s short delivery time – just over one month – was crucial to us,” said Jason Schofield, Managing Director of Green Marine. “The order was placed on March 16, and we were able to take delivery of the workboat on April 22, so we could start our job for Andritz Hydro Hammerfest straight away. ”
Schofield said that Damen’s reputation, along with the vessel’s high residual value and good fuel efficiency, led Green Marine to opt for Damen, adding that further cooperation between the companies is “more than likely.”