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Austal Wind Express TRI SWATH 27 - Cable Bay
This 27m TRI SWATH Wind Farm Support Vessel is a new Austal design which will enable safer and more efficient offshore wind turbine service through its with seakeeping capabilities.
The new design combines the seakeeping and fuel efficiency benefits of Austal’s trimaran hull configuration with a small waterplane area at rest, to deliver low vessel motions both in transit and when alongside turbines. This enables wind farm personnel to be successfully transferred in considerably higher sea states than is practical with catamarans of similar size.
As well as minimising seasickness amongst personnel and providing safer transfer conditions, the new design’s enhanced seakeeping performance can improve the economics of offshore wind farms.