‘Dalby Ouse’

Mon, 18 January 2016

Alicat Workboats in Great Yarmouth, UK has received an order from Dalby Offshore for the purchase of a brand new 26 metre aluminium Wind Farm Service Vessel. The vessel is due for official delivery at Seawork 2016.

The 26m catamaran will be the eighth vessel Alicat Workboats will have built for Dalby Offshore and adds yet further diversity to the company’s significant fleet, which with this acquisition, will stand at twelve vessels in total. It will however be the first 26 metre South Boats IOW design to be built by sister builder Alicat Workboats in Great Yarmouth. The vessel will be adapted to Dalby’s requirements and have an element of innovation incorporated.

The class certified vessel will feature for the first time, twin MAN V12-1650 main engines coupled to Hamilton HM721 waterjet propulsion for speeds of up to 30 knots and class leading bollard pull. Alicat says that this package of power train will make the vessel one of the largest and the fastest in the Renewables Industry.

The vessel will have a resiliently mounted superstructure ensuring low noise and vibration levels for the industrial personnel while passaging to and from site, and forward and after cargo decks capable of carrying 20 tonnes of equipment. The vessel with be capable of carrying 24 passengers and will have onboard accommodation for 8 passengers plus crew.

Dalby Offshore have continued to expand not only their fleet but also their operations overall with bases now in Beverley and Scarborough in the North of the UK and Lowestoft in East Anglia. This latest vessel will follow the delivery of 23 metre Alicat vessel Dalby Don, delivered to Dalby at the end of 2015.

The Alicat Workboats and South Boats IOW ranges of vessels are built in the UK, ensuring high levels of quality and attention to detail but with a specification ensuring competitive pricing, reliability and class leading capabilities. Dalby emphasise their commitment to UK manufacturing and 100% UK content through build to operation.

Stuart McNiven of Dalby Offshore: “We are delighted to confirm this order with Alicat Workboats for the Dalby Ouse. Dalby Offshore is proud of its ability to react to client requirements and now has a diverse range of vessels to offer that can satisfy any requirement on any project. The South Boats IOW 26m is a proven vessel benefitting from significant modelling and research and we look forward to her delivery this year. This cements our position in our chosen market and with the order of two sister vessels in 2017, we see this as one of the largest orders placed in the sector to date. We certainly believe this vessel will be one of the stars of the show in June at Seawork 2016, where it will be delivered.”

Source: Jake Frith

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