03 Jan '13, 3pm

E.ON orders four new offshore wind farm service vessels: E.ON has awarded Great Yarmouth-based Alicat Workboats

The boat builder has already begun construction on the 19 metre high speed offshore wind farm service vessel, with delivery due for mid-2013. The bespoke aluminium catamarans are the latest Global Marine Design models to be built at Alicat's yard and will, according to Alicat, offer greater loading capability across the fore deck, as well as a well-equipped aft deck. A redesigned saloon and island wheelhouse arrangement will also feature. Powered by two MAN V12 engines and jet propulsion via twin Rolls Royce Kamewa jets, the workboats will be capable of 30 knots. Steve Thacker, general manager of Alicat Workboats, said: "At Alicat we're as committed to the aftercare of the vessels as we are to building them in the first place and we look forward to forming a close working relationship during the construction of these vessels and beyond." Alicat Workboats was established in...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/30039/e-on-order...

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