Concarneau – France. Jeudi 08/06/2017 – PIRIOU has just secured the order for two wind farm support vessels for the British operator WIND ENERGY MARINE. Built by PIRIOU VIETNAM, these two WFSV* 26W are expected to be delivered in spring 2018 in Europe and to be operated in the North Sea.

With a proven design by © BMT Nigel Gee, BV classed, MCA CAT 1 certified under the new HS-OSC code, the vessels offer excellent manoeuvrability, good performance (27,5 kn at top speed) and low fuel consumption.
 They provide safe and fast transfer within a range of 150 nautical miles from a safe haven.

To fit the requirements of offshore wind farms operators, they also include fundamental features:

–  catamaran hull optimizes stability and provides maximum comfort during operations to deploy 
technicians in wind-turbine operating zones 

–  proven efficiency and reliability of the bow fendering facilitates access to wind turbines 
-  they can accommodate 24 technicians and 3 crew members 

–  deck space has been maximised to good working areas forward and aft, full pay load is 20 t 

–  8,5 t/m fore deck crane 

–  large fuel capacity of 25 m3 for increased range and wind turbine supply 

–  equipment and comfort inspired by business class standards 

–  side doors allow direct access from the passengers lounge outward 

–  carefully designed wheelhouse ergonomics 

Vincent FAUJOUR, CEO of PIRIOU / Andrew BAGSHAW, Managing Director of WIND ENERGY MARINE