UK: Buckie Shipyard Enters Agreement to Build Teknicraft WFSVs

UK - Buckie Shipyard Enters Agreement to Build Teknicraft WFSVs

Scottish boatbuilder, Buckie Shipyard on the Moray Firth have entered an agreement with Veecraft Marine of Capetown SA to be the UK builder of the Teknicraft design of Wind Farm Service Vessels. The design is a foil assisted catamaran using the proven hull form by Nic de Waal of the New Zealand firm Teknicraft Design, to which Veecraft have the European marketing rights.

Buckie Shipyard have been working with Teknicraft on several variations of the concept of this aluminium catamaran for various sectors of the commercial Marine industry, from patrol boats to crew transfer to leisure craft, as they expand their aluminium boatbuilding section of the business.

This new design is for a 20m High Speed Service Catamaran for the transfer of personnel and equipment to offshore wind farms. The vessel will carry 12 passengers and up to 5 tonnes of cargo (three tons on the foredeck). The vessel will provide fast and efficient running at cruising speeds and loitering, cruising speed of approximately 27 knots and sprint speed of up to 35 knots.

The hull is well proven and is designed for maximum fuel efficiency with good sea keeping and roll damping qualities. The hull form is a semi-planing type catamaran. It employs a combination of symmetrical and asymmetrical sponson shapes, thereby combining the attributes of both shapes in one hull. The symmetrical bow-section ensure directional stability in short swell conditions and following seas, whilst the asymmetrical amidships and aft sections ensure softness of ride and reduced wetted area which enhances comfort and economy.

The hull will be fitted with an adjustable hydrofoil system. The hydrofoil will not protrude below the lowest point of the hull, thereby reducing vulnerability to damage to be no more than the hull itself.

Buckie Shipyard will be exhibiting at EWEA Offshore Wind 2011 in Amsterdam on stand 9106, where video footage of Deodar lll, a similar vessel used by the New Zealand police can be seen. Colin Taylor Director & General Manager of Buckie Shipyard will be on hand to discuss further the details and the build slots available for these vessels for 2012 delivery.

World Maritime News Staff, November 24, 2011; Image: Buckie Shipyard

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< May 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

7th Annual International Port Security Conference

The SMi Group announces the 7th annual International Port Security Conference. The event will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016.

The conference aims to bring together key decision makers in the industry to discuss modern methods of port security and provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through the carefully selected expert speaker line up.

Interacting with delegates from across the globe and hearing from industry leading experts will ensure delegates are up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, civilians and means of trade.

Topics to be discussed include terrorism, cyber terrorism, emergency intervention procedures, optimising technology use in security checks and case studies featuring some of the largest ports across the world. Our diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best practices for port security and understand further how other ports are resolving core challenges.

More info

read more >

Canada LNG Export Conference and Exhibition 2016

Following the tremendous success of DMG’s 3rd Annual Canada LNG Export Conference & Exhibition, those fundamental to the development of LNG…

read more >

ACI’s 6th Maritime Security Management Asia

The conference will address detailed risk management and planning strategies that can be put in place in accordance with major regulations…

read more >

2nd Annual Global Tax Optimisation for Shipping 2016

In this expert briefing, delegates will gain insights on recent updates, strategies and solutions for strategic as well as day-to-day tax challenges…

read more >