The WillChallenge could be used for a wide range of marine operations, such as supplying fuel and water, transport of equipment on deck or in ISO containers, survey and research jobs, general towing jobs, etc. The complete vessel, including the hull, has been built in the Netherlands under Neptune Marine own supervision. Both the assembly of the hull and outfitting has been done at the yard in Aalst.
The WillChallenge has two Caterpillar C18 main engines, which have 447 kW at 1800 rpm each. The engines drive two 1350mm propellers through Twin Disc gearboxes. During the bollardpull the vessel reached a 14,8 tonne bollardpull and a speed of 11 knots. For electric power the vessel is equipped with two Caterpillar C4.4 generator sets. Hydraulic power onboard is provided by two 55 kW electric motors, driven by both generators. A Heila 140-4S deck crane is fitted on PS at the bow, also a 50 tonne split drum anchor handling and towing winch and a 10 tonne tuggerwinch are fitted. In the bow a wide bowroller is fitted in combination with hydraulically operated wire-guide pins.
The inside space has been divided in the most optimal way possible. There are 3 properly sized cabins and a bathroom and shower below deck. There is accommodation for 6 crew members onboard. At main deck level the messroom is located. The wheelhouse provides good space for the crew, but also space for survey equipment. The wheelhouse provides an excellent view around the complete vessel.
The WillChallenge is classed Bureau Veritas, Special service / multipurpose ship, unrestricted navigation.
About Williams Shipping
Williams Shipping is a marine & logistics company founded in 1894 and offer a broad range of marine and logistics services, including vessel charter, port services, transport & logistics, marine lubricants distribution, and container hire & sales.
Ongoing daily support for shipping lines, oil terminals, freight forwarders, ships agents and civil engineers underpins the quality and reliability of the service provided by our team of experts. From strategically located bases in Southampton and Milford Haven, they offer a wealth of marine & logistics expertise across the UK and Europe.
About Neptune Marine
Neptune is a specialized supplier of marine solutions in the Netherlands. Our main activities are shipbuilding, ship repair, conversion, and mobilization since our start in 1972. We deliver solutions for your maritime project from our locations in the Netherlands: Hardinxveld, Aalst and Groningen.
We design, build, repair, convert and mobilize vessels and equipment for the maritime industry including offshore, renewables, marine infrastructure and aquaculture. It is our aim to offer you the best solution through creativity, cooperation and flexibility. In other words, we work together.
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