NAVALU has launched the SeaFox, an offshore wind farm service catamaran, for the UK wind farm service provider Enviroserve Ltd.
Working in close collaboration with Enviroserve, Navalu’s in-house design team have been able to produce a crew boat, designated the NxS 24, that meets the demands of windfarm service operators, who require speed, good sea-keeping, low fuel consumption, and maximum reliability.
The vessel is powered by four separate engines driving four independent propulsion lines. Even with an engine, or drive line failure, the NxS 24 will be able to operate effectively while maintaining a reasonable speed.
The SeaFox is designed to remain on location offshore for long periods of time. Special attention was paid to power conservation with details such as LED for both interior and exterior lighting as well as search lights. In crew transport mode she can carry 12 technicians on suspension seats. The main cabin will have plugs for computers and features flat screen televisions.
Just under 24 metres in length with a 9.7 metre beam, the NxS 24 can carry 12 tonnes of cargo. Deck equipment includes a Guerra M 60 hydraulic crane, and a transom A frame with 2 ton lift capacity.
The design allows for multiple use and, in fact, Navalu prides itself on the ability to design and build to a client’s requirements.
Navalu, September 25, 2013