Offshore Windservice A/S, together with the mother company Odfjell Wind AS, is pursuing first-class in designing, building and operating one of the most advanced fleet of Crew Transfer Vessels with homeport of Thyboroen, Denmark.
Offshore Windservice A/S is 100% owned by Odfjell Wind AS.
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Why SWATH vessel:
SWATH: Small Waterline Area Twin Hull.
Unlike the conventional hull, which rides on the water surface, the hull of the Swath vessel is fully submerged inside the water. However, that doesn’t mean that the area of hull in contact with the water is more. The peculiar shape of SWATH is such that it’s hull, which has a very less area, remains completely submerged in water, whereas the deck rides high above the water surface, thus providing higher speed with excellent stability to the craft.
FOB SWATH VESSELS IN CAT MODE:
The lower hulls are narrow and sharp and cuts through the waves at high speed. The pitch, roll and slamming are reduced due to the vessel’s construction with great distance from seawater to water deck, and with the four movable foils.
FOB SWATH VESSELS IN SWATH MODE:
In semi-submerged position the movements are considerably reduced and avoid air intake in the propulsion units. The automatic movable foils assist with safe and comfortable operation in rough sea.
video of the comparison between CAT and SWATH mode
Patent fender system
The vessels special patented bow fender with movable clams used on the outside of the turbines docking poles, holds the vessels secured in correct position, reducing the forces against the docking pole(s) and vessels bow, all making it possible for our vessels to work up to 2 m. significant wave heights. The special patent fender system reduces fuel consumption up to 30%
FOB SWATH IN WORKING CONDITIONS 1.8m Hs.
Fob Swath at a wind farm in working conditions 1.8m Hs.