Abeking & Rasmussen
Schiffs - und Yachtwerft SE
Abeking & Rasmussen (A&R) is a pioneering shipyard in Germany with high reputation for quality and innovation for naval and commercial vessels since 1907. Today the company delivers to a critical and sophisticated clientele all over the world...
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Nils Olschner - Sales Director Special Vessels
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Abeking & Rasmussen (A&R) is a pioneering shipyard in Germany with high reputation for quality and innovation for naval and commercial vessels since 1907. Today the company delivers to a critical and sophisticated clientele all over the world. The modern, compact shipyard is independent of weather, with sheds made for ships of over 125 metre length, which can be launched resp. taken ashore via synchrolift. The revolutionary SWATH@A&R concept presents a superior alternative to conventional hullforms due to its unique seakeeping and manoeuvring in rough sea for numerous applications.
The shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen has developed a unique ship design which offers extraordinary seaworthiness and low sea response motions in the same range as vessels which are at least three times larger – the SWATH@A&R® technology.
The 25-metre SWATH@A&R® Crew Transfer Vessel is designed to be the final link in the logistic chain for maintenance between shore and offshore wind turbines. The first of class was delivered to the German company BARD Engineering in 2010 and increased the accessibility of wind energy plants, offering safe transfer of service personnel both, during sailing and while stepping over to the plant. This must be done in a safe, economic and reliable way.
The 25-metre SWATH@A&R® Crew Transfer Vessel will allow access to offshore wind turbines in the North Sea with a significant wave height of up to 2.50 metre.
The concept of the Crew Transfer Vessel allows easy adaptation to various tasks in offshore wind farms. The main role is transfer of service personnel and for this task the vessel offers a spacious mess room. Storage facilities for components and spare parts are available as well as space for modules of TEU size such as firefighting monitor, oil spill equipment, ROV base etc.
The SWATH@A&R design also allows for comfortable accommodation of service technicians at sea on smaller vessels due to its unique seakeeping capabilities. Thus, A&R is able to close the gap between conventional CTVs and large SOVs.
Designs for ten service Technicians on a 27-metre SWATH@A&R which can still land at the offshore installations directly are available, spacious accommodations on 40-metre vessels with DP2-capabilities and access systems as well as 60-metre SWATH for 60 persons on board as an alternative to traditional SOV designs.
Since April 2012 the wind farm support vessel industry has experienced success and failure, both large and small. 2012 will be remembered for the number of new vessels built and delivered to operators, but predominantly it will be the collapse of South Boats Special Projects in the autumn that shook this sector of the indust..read more →