CWind in Ex-Royal Marines Boat-Share Deal

Posted by Michelle Howard
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
left to right: Bruce Clements, CWind; Lee Price, Matthew Lane, Matt Woodley

Offshore wind solutions provider CWind’s successful boat share scheme has to date attracted investment from different groups within the maritime community, with commercial fishermen and superyacht skippers among current partners.

 

Now, a group of three ex-Royal Marines is set to invest, in partnership with CWind, in the next generation of offshore wind support vessel (OWSV) design, the CTruk EVOC22. Matthew Lane, Lee Price and Matt Woodley share a collective 35 years’ service in the Royal Marine Corps. Since leaving the Marines they have each pursued successful maritime careers at home and abroad, with Matt Woodley and Matthew Lane both having completed recent assignments on board other vessels in the CWind fleet. The group is now delighted therefore to be pooling both their maritime operations experience and resources to join CWind’s boat share scheme and become partowners of their own crew transfer vessel. The first CTruk EVOC22 is currently under construction at CTruk’s Brightlingsea (UK) yard and is due for delivery in September 2014.
 

“For me it is the combination of the very unique advantages of the CTruk workboats and the benefits of joining an established fleet with a solid reputation that is the real winner. The fuel efficiency of these lighter composite workboats is outstanding, with the payload capacity and bollard pull of this new design also key selling points,” explains Matthew Lane, who has also played a part in developing CTruk’s military and security vessel range, “Price is of course also a key factor, and CTruk’s efficient build process keeps the capital cost of these vessels such that guys like us can invest.”

 

Based on a repeatedly-proven workboat concept and designed to safely deal with the rougher seas, longer transits and tougher demands of offshore wind projects further out to sea, the CTruk EVOC22 is a 22m twin-hull OWSV built from tough advanced resin infused composites. With a 20 tonne payload capacity and the ability to carry 24,000 litres of fuel as well as featuring CTruk’s patented reconfigurable payload area, this new vessel will be invaluable in servicing offshore wind farms around Europe.
 

“We were delighted when we were approached by Matthew, Lee and Matt.” Peter Jorgensen, Managing Director of CWind said. “Their commitment, skills and experience were readily obvious and convinced us that we have found the right partners for our boat share scheme. Personal integrity and professional conduct are core characteristics we look for in our partners, we found both in abundance in these three. With the Royal Marines celebrating their 350th birthday this year, the timing of this new venture for these three exceptional seamen could not be better.”

Maritime Reporter August 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Del Mar Signs Agency Agreement with Ciramar

Del Mar Marine Corp. announced it has signed an agency agreement with Ciramar Shipyards allowing the company to promote Ciramar Shipyard´s docking and facilities

Bouchard Orders Two Newbuild ATB Tugs

Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., today announced the next step in Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.’s ongoing fleet

Great Lakes Shipyard Wins EPA Drydock Contract

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) vessel R/V Lake Explorer II. The scope of work will include drydocking,

Contracts

VT Halter to Build Bouchard ATB Tugs

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced new contracts to build two 130-foot Articulated Tug Barge

Del Mar Signs Agency Agreement with Ciramar

Del Mar Marine Corp. announced it has signed an agency agreement with Ciramar Shipyards allowing the company to promote Ciramar Shipyard´s docking and facilities

Great Lakes Shipyard Wins EPA Drydock Contract

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) vessel R/V Lake Explorer II. The scope of work will include drydocking,

Offshore

Japan Loans Petrobras $500m to Build Ship Platforms

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras signed on Friday a $500 million loan from Japan to build eight ship platforms for the oil industry, as part of the

ESS Lands Second Contract with Dolphin Drilling

ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group, has won a new, three-year contract, worth £10.5 million, to provide hotel and catering services to Dolphin Drilling Ltd.

MNZ Opens New Office in Port Taranaki

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) informs that for the first time in 5 years it has a permanent presence in New Plymouth on the opening of a new office at Port Taranaki

Workboats

VT Halter to Build Bouchard ATB Tugs

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced new contracts to build two 130-foot Articulated Tug Barge

Bouchard Orders Two Newbuild ATB Tugs

Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., today announced the next step in Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.’s ongoing fleet

Tuco Marine Sells First ProZero Fast Workboat

Tuco Marine Group says that it has sold its first boat shortly after the launch of ProZero, the new range of boats for the professional market. The vessel was sold

Finance

Fortis Earns $47 mi in the 2Q 2014

Fortis Inc. achieved second quarter net earnings attributable to common equity shareholders of $47 million, or $0.22 per common share, compared to $54 million, or $0.

Japan Loans Petrobras $500m to Build Ship Platforms

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras signed on Friday a $500 million loan from Japan to build eight ship platforms for the oil industry, as part of the

SEACOR Holdings Announces Q2 Results

SEACOR Holdings Inc. has announced its results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc.

Maritime Security

RIMPAC Draws ADF Closer to Amphibious Future

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today.

Kenya Charges 9 Foreigners over Heroin Haul

Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Video: RIMPAC 2014 Ships Underway

The U.S. Navy posted a video showing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 operations underway. Watch as 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international

Crewboats

Total E&P is First to Use FROG-XT4

Total E&P is the first to use Reflex Marine’s newly developed FROG-XT4 on the Odudu field in Nigeria. The French operator purchased the crew transfer device

RS Class New Ships for the Caspian Sea

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a contract with Baku Shipyard LLC for the construction of three 38М high speed crewboats (designer - SHIPTECH,

New Crewboat Design for Offshore O&G Market

Upgraded crewboat design employs carbon-reinforced composite materials and is lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than alternatives. Marine Oil Transportation

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3096 sec (3 req/sec)