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Austal unveils new series of windfarm workboats

Austal unveils new series of windfarm workboats

Western Australia: Aluminium fast craft builder Austal reports it has developed a new range of high speed transfer vessels specifically designed for the burgeoning offshore wind farm industry.

The company says its Wind Express series of vessels combine fuel efficiency with advanced sea keeping characteristics to deliver a rugged, reliable multi-purpose work boat platform for offshore wind farm operators.
The vessels incorporate Austal's patented Ride Control System for better sea keeping.

The series incorporates four vessels which feature a selection of hull forms ranging from a refined catamaran design to the Austal-developed tri-SWATH hull form.  [15/06/10]