Written by

Nick Blenkey

The series was designed in collaboration with Incat Crowther

The British Wight Shipyard Co. Ltd (WSC) is entering the Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Incat Crowther.

According to Ed Dudson, Managing Director of Incat Crowther, the Vortisea WFSV has been designed to meet the latest UK, German and Danish flag state standards.

“Probably the most important design feature of the vessel is its wave height capability for transfer and transit, which is why it was important to take a step forward from the traditional WFSV design,” he said. he declares.

The Vortisea WFSV initially comes in two sizes, 27m x 9m and 32m x 10m. There are several machine options (CPP / FPP / Waterjet / IPS), including hybrids.

Operating speeds in excess of 30 knots are achievable depending on the set of machines selected. The installation of a four-engine and propulsion unit has the advantage of offering excellent redundancy.

The catamaran hull design is constructed from lightweight marine grade aluminum resulting in a fuel efficient vessel.