Acta Marine’s walk-to-work construction support vessel in final construction phase

By Vessels

The ULSTEIN SX195 hull of Acta Marine’s new Walk-to-Work vessel, Acta Auriga, has arrived at Ulstein Verft. During the coming months she will be outfitted, commissioned and explicitly tested.

Ulstein Verft AS together with its hull builder in Poland completed the steelwork and further preparations according to plan. Upon completion of the hull, ACTA AURIGA was launched in dry-dock and prepared for her journey to Ulsteinvik, Norway.

Acta Marine’s walk-to-work construction support vessel in final construction phase
Caption: Designer's illustration of the Acta Auriga positioned at an offshore wind farm - Image courtesy of Ulstein

After safe arrival, she is now positioned in Ulstein Verft’s sheltered dry-dock. Outfitting and completing of the vessel and the installation of the SMST provided mission equipment - motion compensated gangway and 3D crane will commence.

Upon delivery, by end Q1 2018, the ACTA AURIGA will join the ACTA ORION, her semi-sister vessel, and as such form the second vessel in the Acta fleet dedicated for walk to work, offshore logistics and accommodation services for a variety of clients in the offshore renewable and offshore energy industry.

The Acta Auriga offers:

  • Safe and stepless people and cargo transfer by motion compensated gangway up to Hs 3.0 metres
  • 3D motion compensated knuckle boom crane for 6 ton cargo handling in sea conditions up to Hs 2.5 metres
  • Optimized hull form with ULSTEIN X-BOW® and ULSTEIN X-STERN® to offer unmatched workability in adverse weather conditions
  • State of the art hotel facilities to accommodate up to 120 persons
  • 1,000 m2 deck space for cargo storage

Acta Marine is a trusted marine support provider with a versatile fleet of over 40 vessels. We operate globally; supporting clients working on coastal infrastructure and offshore energy projects. We work in a broad range of maritime sectors. DP Multicats, Walk-to-work Vessels, Crew Transfer Vessels, Multipurpose & Survey Vessels, and Barges – our fleet is capable of taking on a wide scope of jobs. Our work is carried out by a motivated and professional team of personnel. With our proven track record, we strive continuously to optimise our services, providing our clients with the most effective solutions. We started out in 1970 – and still operate as – a family-owned business. With a long-term focus, we take care of all aspects of our business; our clients, business partners, our people, our assets, and the environment we work in.

Ulstein Group is a family-run company established in 1917, and is specialised in ship design, shipbuilding, systems and services for the maritime market. The company is headquartered in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Ulstein Verft has delivered more than 300 vessels, while Ulstein Design & Solutions have delivered more than 100 designs for vessels featuring the -X-BOW hull line design. The Acta Auriga also features the newly developed X-STERN aft, a design characteristic which improves the flexibility in operations, reduces fuel consumption and gives improved safety for crew and equipment.

Source: Ulstein