The growing market for offshore wind farms has created an industry requirement for service vessels to support the construction and installation of the associated wind turbines. Typically these vessels are engaged in ferrying workers and light cargoes to the wind turbines for construction and routine maintenance.

This guidance note is designed to assist designers, builders, operators and owners wishing to Class their Wind Farm Service Vessels with Lloyd’s Register (hereinafter referred to as LR). For the Classification of these vessels, all parts the LR Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Special Service Craft (hereinafter referred to as the Rules for Special Service Craft) are to be applied.