UK-based marine services company Stewart Marine has hired Dutch shipbuilder Neptune Marine to make a bespoke EuroCarrier 2611 vessel for offshore renewable energy services.
Neptune Marine will customize the 26-meter long workboat with a DP1 system, according to the needs of Stewart Marine that will name the vessel ‘Viking Energy‘.
The ‘Viking Energy’ fits in with the vision of the owner – Graham Stewart – which is to deliver a broad range of marine services for the offshore renewables industry, including cable lay operations, subsea cable protection and offshore wind farm support.
“For our project needs, we wanted to add DP1 and modify the deck lay-out and bridge system to just the way we believe it works best. Neptune has been very supportive in this process.
“Wind and tidal renewable energy is the future and it is our goal at Stewart Marine to be part of many exciting new projects and concepts throughout the industry,“ said Stewart.
The new EuroCarrier 2611 will be built in Neptune Marine’s yard the Netherlands, and delivered in April 2019, the companies informed.