Two more offshore windfarm vessels to be built at Paull

Interior of the Alicat Workboat

Interior of the Alicat Workboat

DUNSTONS the ship repairers have received an order for two more offshore windfarm boats to be built at the former Hepworths shipyard in Paull.

This means that five of the new state-of-the-art aluminum workboats will now be built at Paull. The 20 metre long vessels will be used to ferry technicians out to the wind farmsĀ in the North Sea.

Each vessel comes in the form of a kit and will be constructed under licence from Alicat Workboats and upon completion will be capable of carrying 12 technicians and reaching speeds of 30 knots.

The order has come from the Rix Shipping Group who, along with Dunstons, have set up distinct trading arms in order to fully take advantage of the opportunities presented by the renewables industry.

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Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog (photo by Neil Holmes).

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