Windfarm & Rig Support
Offshore Fast Patrol/Personnel Transfer
Windfarms and rigs demand access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Weather conditions vary considerably. Whilst helicopters are the preferred method for rigs this is impractical for windfarms.
The expansion of offshore windfarms is exponential and a variety of traditional craft have been used with mixed success. Humber/Quinquari was the first RIB manufacturer to have RIB personnel carriers working to offshore windfarms. Traditional craft failed due to lack of speed, or manoeuvrability and the physical contact area with the pylons.
Humber/Quinquari’s reinforced bow enable the bow tubes to act as safe and efficient fenders against the pylons for "powered on" personnel transfer. Such vessels have transferred engineers to pylons in significant wave heights of up to 3.5m.
For each project Quinquari Marine are engaged at the preliminary stage to assist design and build specifications based on a client’s operational requirements.