Türkiye’s Tersan Shipyard has sealed a deal with Netherlands-based Acta Marine for building two new CSOVs, which are planned for delivery for the fourth quarter of 2024 and the first quarter of 2025.

Other two such vessels are already under construction in the shipyard and are scheduled for delivery around the third quarter of 2024.

The two new CSOVs are intended to work under Acta’s recently signed agreement with RWE for supporting the day-to-day operations and maintenance of two of RWE’s largest offshore wind projects. 

Like their sisters, the vessels will be 89 meters long and 19 meters wide. Despite having the same area for accommodation due more single cabin lay-out, the new vessels will accommodate up to 89 people.

The CSOVs will be equipped with motion compensated gangway systems supplied from SMST, mounted on the integrated towers with height adjustment and a personnel/cargo lift.

The shipyard claims that the “vessels are aiming to provide a short, efficient and safe transfer of personnel and cargo even in the harsh weather conditions where the level of waves reaches up to 3 meters.”

The new CSOVs are designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions with the cooperation of Acta Marine, and will include Twin-X stern, an integrated walk-to-work gangway system, 3D crane and the hotel styled accommodation areas.

“The vessels will be targeting the expectations and needs in the offshore wind construction market,” says Tersan Shipyard.