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Christening of the Acta Orion

(With extra pictures) CIG Shipbuilding has delivered the Acta Orion to Acta Shipping 1 BV.

The hand-over of the Acta Orion took place on 6 November at CIG Shipbuilding in Groningen, the Netherlands and was featured in SWZ Maritime's January 2016 issue. The contract for the vessel was signed 14 June 2014. After the hull was completed at Partner Sp z.o.o., Szczecin, Poland, it was brought to Harlingen, the Netherlands, for finishing in June.

On 22 October, the christening ceremony took place, a festive event visited by SWZ Maritime editor Gerrit de Boer. Ms Didi te Gussinklo Ohmann, Project Director of the Gemini Offshore Wind Project at Van Oord performed the ceremony. The pictures of this event can be found in the album below (please click the pop-out button to view them in their proper dimensions).

The vessel will now start working at the Gemini Wind Farm for Van Oord.

Acta Orion

The Acta Orion the first and largest Wind Farm Support Vessel in Acta Marine´s fleet. Its particulars are:

  • Type: 80 Persons DP-2 multipurpose walk to work vessel
  • Year of delivery: 2015
  • Imo No: 9750268
  • Flag: Dutch flag
  • Class society: Bureau Veritas
  • Classification: I + Hull + Mach, + Aut-UMS, Special Purpose Ship 2008, Unrestricted Navigation, Comfort-noise & vib 2, Dynapos AM/AT-R (DP2), Clean ship, Open top, Green passport
  • Length o.a.: 107.95 m
  • Breadth moulded: 16.0 m
  • Depth moulded: 9.3 m
  • Draught design: 5.5 m
  • GRT: 6293
  • NRT: 1888
  • Deadweight: 4000 ton @ 5.5 m
  • Hold capacity: 3500 m³
  • Hold height: 9.8 m
  • Tween deck hold: 24.4 x 12.0 m (4 hatches)
  • Tank top hold: 24.4 x 11.5 m (4 hatches)
  • Upper deck space: 545 m²
  • Tween deck space: 402 m² (wood covered)
  • Tank top space: 290 m²
  • Upper deck load: 2.5 ton/m²
  • Tween deck load: 3.5 ton/m²
  • Tank top load: 15.0 ton/m²
  • Persons on board: 80 Including crew
  • Double cabins: 20 Equipped with connected sanitary facilities
  • Single cabins: 40 Equipped with connected sanitary facilities

Machinery & Propulsion

  • Main diesel generator: 4 x 1200 kW, 1 x 800 kW
  • Emergency generator: 1 x 150 kW
  • Stern thrusters: 2x Azimuthing 1500 kW each
  • Bow thrusters: 2x Retractable Azimuth 750 kW each, 1x Tunnel 485 kW
  • DP 2 system: 2x DP class II operator workstation, 2x DGPS, Laser radar guidance, 2x Gyro compass, 2x Wind sensor, 2x Vertical reference unit
  • Maximum speed: 12 knots @ 5.0 M draught

Capacities

  • Marine gas oil (MGO): 562 m³
  • Consumption in DP mode: 3 m³ per 24 hrs
  • Fresh water: 127 m³
  • Two water makers: 16 ton each per 24 hrs
  • Water ballast: 3374 m³
  • Two sewage treatment plants: 20 m³

Deck & Hold Equipment

  • Motion compensated gangway for personnel and equipment transfer
  • Knuckle boom crane (cap. 10 ton @ 17.5 m and 5 ton @ 21,5 m) constant tension function, man riding
  • Two fixed boat landings on port- and starboard side for CTV landing
  • Removable boat landing for CTV landing
  • Hatch cover lifting device with two hydraulic cranes (1.5 ton each)
  • Wall sockets for workshop and/or reefer containers
  • CTV refueling installation (25 m³ per hour)
  • Two survey moonpools (diameter 1.2 m)

Picture: The Acta Orion at the Eemshaven (by F.J. Olinga, from SWZ Maritime, January 2016).

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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