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Piriou secures an order for a wind farm support vessel for Opus Marine

©2014-PIRIOU-WFSV 26m 'Largo'PIRIOU just secured the order for a wind farm support vessel, the WFSV 26w LARGO. Built by PIRIOU in Vietnam, LARGO is financed by SEALEASE and will be delivered beginning of 2015 to OPUS MARINE to be operated in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

Pascal PIRIOU states: “We are very proud to gain the trust of a recognised operator as OPUS MARINE. We have become a major player in the construction of support vessels to the offshore wind industry whose needs are growing. Beyond building on stock, we now offer financing solutions, two key success factors to support our customers in the development of their activities.”

LARGO: a WFSV 26w for safe and fast transfers

With a proven design by BMT Nigel Gee, WFSV 26w LARGO is MCA category 1 and certified by Bureau Veritas. She provides safe and fast transfers within a range of 150 nautical miles from a safe haven.

She also features fundamental advantages to satisfy the requirements of offshore wind farm operators:

  • the catamaran hull optimises stability and provides maximum comfort during operations to deploy technicians in wind-turbine operating zones
  • excellent maneuverability
  • proven efficiency and reliability of the bow fendering facilitates access to wind turbines
  • transfer capacity of 12 technicians
  • deck cargo capacity of 10t
  • 10 t/m fore deck crane and a aft A frame
  • secure access to water by moonpool
  • large fuel capacity of 20m3 for increased range and wind turbine supply
  • water jet propulsion offering a 27.5 knots top speed
  • equipment and comfort inspired by business class standards
  • carefully designed wheelhouse ergonomics