Volvo Penta IPS powers a number of service vessels used on offshore wind farms. In addition to providing exceptional operating range and drastically reducing fuel costs, benefits include:
No time to lose – that’s often the difference between success and failure for police and coast guards, marine ambulances and service vessels on emergency assignments. The Volvo Penta IPS delivers up to 20% higher top speed than a traditional drive system.
Safe loading and unloading of people, equipment and cargo at offshore sites, even in rough sea conditions. The Volvo Penta IPS holds the boat safe and steady against the bollard, thanks to EVC controlled pod action.
Joystick-operated drive system for precise and effortless maneuvering. The system offers unmatched performance in terms of speed, range, low noise levels, fuel economy and low emission levels.
Hold your boat’s position and heading still and steady with the Dynamic Positioning System. Perfect when waiting for refuelling or preparing for offloading of equipment or personnel at an offshore site.
Windcat Workboats designs, builds, owns and operates a fleet of over 36 offshore crew transfer vessels, mainly in the European offshore wind sector, but also in the oil and gas industry and outside Europe. The partnership with Volvo Penta ensures optimised propulsion for the transfer of personnel offshore in a safe and comfortable environment.
A new offshore emergency response craft, in service in Charleston, South Carolina, is the first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS drives.
Volvo Penta is a partner during every stage of a project; technical data, drawings and application engineers in the design stage.