The Fairplay-37 from Damen Shipyards has been delivered to Fairplay Towage Polska in Gdynia, Poland. This Damen Shoalbuster 2711 ICE is expected to have a significant impact on the growth of the offshore wind energy industry in the Baltic Sea and beyond.
Thanks to her line handling equipment and a deck crane, the shallow draft tug can assist with installation operations and execute towing operations in both shallow and deep waters. The vessel is 27,06 meters long, has a maximum beam of 11,55 meters, and has a working draft of 2,90 meters. It is driven by two propellers in nozzles and has a 47-ton bollard pull thanks to twin Caterpillar 3512C motors. The Fairplay-37 is IMO Tier III certified, which means she emits less emissions. The vessel will be put to use in sustainable operations by Fairplay Towage Polska, furthering the goal of offshore wind park installations to provide clean energy.
At the SAFE shipyard in Gdansk, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld built this vessel following the industry-standard Damen Shoalbuster Design. Damen engineers have given thorough engineering in response to customer requests and have offered management during the yard development. The Shoalbuster 2711 is the first vessel of this sort to really be built for operations in icy circumstances, however the basic design was given the option to develop it to ice-class.
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