WAVECRAFT ™ vessel Umoe Firmus starts on Gemini offshore wind farm
Leo Hambro, MD of Tidal Transit and operator of Umoe Firmus, reported that the vessel is performing exceptionally well on the site, cutting the transit times from three hours to one and half.
Umoe Mandal’s wave Craft vessel Umoe Firmus has started work on the Gemini offshore wind farm. The project consists of 150 wind turbines and was con-structed in the Dutch North Sea across two sites in close proximity. The vessel was brought in to replace a SWATH vessel with a gearbox issue. Leo Hambro, MD of Tidal Transit and operator of Umoe Firmus, re-ported that the vessel is performing exceptionally well on the site, cutting the transit times from three hours to one and half. “The vessel uses more fuel per hour than conventional CTV but the high speed means that the net effect is the same fuel consumption for the distance. But with a three hour saving of time per day for 12 passengers, site productivity is greatly enhanced.” The next WaveCraft vessel that is upgraded for 24 passengers is due to be delivered on 15th May and will be on show at the Sea Work exhibition in June in Southampton, UK.
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