iXblue’s new wind farm crew transfer vessel has been delivered to LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS (LDA) on April, 2nd.
Named Speed of Change, this new daughter craft will operate on four wind farms off the coast of Germany (Borkum Riffgrund 1&2, Gode Wind 1&2) and will enable the transit of technicians to the windfarm sites for the maintenance of the turbines. Made up of composite and with an overall length of 11.75 meters and a draft of 0.9 meters, the craft can reach speeds exceeding 28 knots (23 knot in cruising speed) and accommodates 8 passengers and 2 crew members.
It has been approved by classification society according to French offshore requirement: “Offshore category Ready”. This new unit designed and built by iXblue is another milestone in the company’s presence and strategy in the growing renewable industry market.