Tersan Shipyard shall build next generation methanol-powered offshore “Service Support Vessels”.
Tersan Shipyard signed a contract with the Netherlands-based Acta Marine for 2 pieces of RP2 offshore Service and Support Vessels powered by Methanol and MDO/HVO fuels. The contract covers 2 more optional vessels that may be declared in a near future. The two vessels designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS in cooperation with Acta Marine are intended to serve offshore wind farms. The vessels are planned to go beyond market expectations and requirements with their TWIN-X vessel fore and aft design, integrated pass system, 3D crane and accommodation areas comfortable as a hotel.
The vessels, 89 meters long and 19 meters wide, will be able to house up to 135 crew and personnel in 85 cabins. To be produced by Tersan shipyard, the vessels will be equipped with an advanced catwalk system by means of which service engineers and technicians can be safely transferred from the vessel to the wind power stations. Supplied from SMST, the catwalk system will be furnished with a movement balance system integrated to height adjusted towers and personnel/cargo lift. Also supplied by SMST, there will be a 3D crane on deck with movement capability and a hosting capacity of 6 tons. The vessels decks have been designed to have a closed cargo area of 500 m2 and an open cargo area of 500 m2. The two vessels are planned to ensure transfer of personnel and cargo in a quick, efficient and safe manner even under extreme weather conditions where wave height reaches 3,00 meters.
Tersan Shipyard Business Development and Marketing Director Şakir Erdoğan said; “We are proud to be chosen by Acta Marine as the shipyard which is going to build these important vessels as the key actors of the renewable energy market. We are very excited to be working with Acta Marine, one of the best companies in the sector known with its professional approach. We are sure that together we will achieve the common goal of building innovative vessels which will serve for a sustainable future. Tersan Shipyard places great importance on making the production and consumption strategies equivalent in terms of the use of renewable energy. In building all vessels, we are using 100% renewable energy supplied from both I-REC certified wind stations and our own solar panels, more than 8000 in total, installed on the roofs of shipyard workshops. In other words, the green ships built in Tersan Shipyard are made using 100% clean energy as well”.
Vessels will ensure great mobility and workability during transfer of personnel and cargo transfer. While their optimized high logistic capacity and the high degree of comfort they offer to the crew make the vessels extremely valuable, the methanol-powered alternative fuel drive system will ensure significant reduction of CO2 emissions. The first two vessels will be delivered in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2024.
Commenting on the subject, Acta Marine General Manager Rob Boer said; “These vessels which will appear for the first time in offshore wind market can be operated using alternative fuel methanol and MDO/HVO and will soon make big contributions to the reduction of carbon footprint with their battery power system combination. We are also very excited upon the contract we have signed with Tersan Shipyard which has a name for its quality and professional style”.