On Wednesday, May 22nd, Mrs. Marianne van Oord named the vessel Acta Centaurus. Centaurus is the name of one of the stellar constellations in the Southern Hemisphere. The ceremony took place in Den Helder with many guests who attended the festivities and the tours on board the brand new vessel. Mrs. Van Oord wished Acta Centaurus and her crew and charterers crew safe sailings in supporting the growth of offshore renewable energy.
After taking delivery from Ulstein Verft, Norway end April 2019 Acta Centaurus made her maiden voyage to Den Helder. Currently, the vessel is made ready for her first assignment in offshore wind.
Acta Centaurus is a sister vessel of Acta Marine’s Acta Auriga which has been delivered in 2018 and has worked non-stop on the BARD1 Offshore Wind Farm. The successful concept has resulted in the addition of the second Ulstein built vessel. These vessels are jointly developed with Ulstein SX195 design features, an SMST 2D-compensated gangway, and a 6 ton 3D-crane as well as the special Ulstein X-BOW and X-STERN that optimize the overall seakeeping and workability of the vessel. The vessel has a 120 persons capacity and a helideck. In addition, Acta Centaurus will be outfitted with a hybrid battery package to further reduce fuel consumption and with that contribute to a lower CO2 footprint.