Acta Marine to get most sustainable workboat in the market

Acta Marine has just announced that in the summer of 2021, the company will take delivery of the most sustainable workboat in the market, the “Coastal Crown”.

The 36-meter-long vessel will be an ultra-shallow draft Multicat-type, equipped with Tier III engines to lower NOx emissions with 73%. She will also be equipped with a 300kWh battery-hybrid pack for both propulsion and the ship’s accommodation, resulting in up to 15% reduction on fuel and CO2 emissions.

Furthermore, armed with DP2, accommodation for 19 persons, 30 tons bollard pull and an operating draft of less than 2.0 meters, “Coastal Crown” will be a future proof asset on the international workboat market.

The vessel is currently under construction at shipyard Bijlsma Wartena in the Netherlands. Tjeerd-Wiebe Bijlsma, Managing Director of the shipyard commented: “We are very pleased that Acta Marine returned to Bijlsma Wartena for this newbuilding workboat, after having delivered other newbuilt vessels in the past decade.”

“With our new Coastal Crown we are taking a big step in offering our clients marine services, such as anchor handling, route clearance, cable burial, wire laying and dredging support with substantially reduced emissions,” said Managing Director Govert Jan van Oord.

With this new vessel, Acta Marine will be able to support its clients to include more sustainable workboat solutions in commercial offerings and projects. This is relevant in both the offshore renewables market and for coastal infrastructure construction projects.

Photo: Bijlsma Wartena