New Offshore Turbine Service Catamaran Joins CTruck Fleet

Press Release
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A CTruck Catamaran: Photo credit CTruck

The third CTruk 20T multi-purpose catamaran to join the expanding Offshore Turbine Services fleet is now operational on the London Array.

The new vessel, named Admiral P,  joins sister workboats Cardinal P and Captain P, all resin-infusion composite vessels designed and built by CTruk at its base in Brightlingsea, Essex, UK.

Offshore Turbine Services’ aim was to enter and make their mark on an increasingly competitive offshore wind support market. Vessel choice was therefore a key consideration, with the requirement being for an innovative design that would keep the safety aspect of offshore wind turbine work at the forefront, whilst also meeting the complex needs of the industry.

Nick Bright, OTS Operations Director, has a commercial fishing background and was a firm advocate of aluminium catamarans, but having visited CTruk and evaluated the offering, Nick recalled, ‘I was sceptical about composite vessels, having spent most of my working life on aluminium boats, but I returned to our base in Hereford a total convert to the numerous benefits of CTruk’s lightweight and robust composite construction’.

CTruk workboats are up to 40% lighter than their competitors, making them extremely fuel efficient. This important advantage, together with a short build time and the savings made with their multi-task functionality, means that these innovative vessels are enjoying great success in what was previously an aluminium-dominated market.
 

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

MN 100: ContainerTug B.V.

The Company: ContainerTug B.V. is a specialized Dutch naval design engineering and construction company with a strong focus on developing workboats and the evaluation

Oman Drydock Company Expands Rapidly

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is growing fast. In January, the yard hit an important milestone - its 300th drydocking. Harnessing the power of its new $1.8 billion, 1.

NASSCO Invests in Facilities, Equipment and People

General Dynamics NASSCO has invested several hundred million in capital projects as part of its efforts to increase efficiencies via  modular shipbuilding, including:

Offshore

USCG Reopens Key West Ports After Erika Dissipates

Effective 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, reopened Key West, Florida, ports, terminals and facilities due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating.

MN 100: Bordelon Marine

The Company: Founded in 1979, Bordelon Marine is a leading provider of Marine Transportation services operating in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. The

Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya; 200 Feared Dead

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.8937 sec (1 req/sec)