BMT Nigel Gee Wind Farm Support Catamarans

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Image courtesy BMT Press Office c/o Emmett & Smith

BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has signed a design and development contract for the construction of an initial batch of four Wind Farm Support Catamarans to be built by VeKa Shipbuilding BV at their yard in Jongert for operation by SeaZip Offshore Service BV.

SeaZip Offshore Service BV is a Dutch company founded in 2010 by the shipping entrepreneurs J.R. Arends and S. D. Schakelaar to focus on the development and operation of specialized vessels for the Offshore Renewable Industry in European waters. SeaZip has identified the need for a new design of Wind Farms Support vessel to service their target market and selected BMT as the world’s leading independent designer of catamarans to undertake the design in conjunction with VeKa.

Developed from BMT’s range of Turbine Support Vessels the SeaZip catamarans will be 64 ft in length with a beam of 7m powered by two 720kW MTU diesel engines via waterjets to achieve a service speed of 24 knots and a range of 300 nm. The design has been specifically configured to meet SeaZip’s requirement to carry 12 passengers and enable the vessels to carry a combination of up to three standard 10 ft ISO containers, one aft & two forward. The ISO containers will carry the necessary supplies and equipment for the offshore servicing tasks. In addition the foredeck layout has been expressly configured to incorporate the new Turbine Access System (TAS) being developed by BMT and Houlder to provide safer access to the turbine structures.

Construction of the four vessels has commenced at the Jongert shipyard in the Netherlands with BMT providing a full production design service including cut part information. The first vessel will be delivered to SeaZip by mid 2011.
 

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

Workboats

Apply Now for the MN 100

The August 2015 edition of Marine News, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, will feature 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators,

Boatbuilding in China

While much of the focus on coverage of the Chinese shipbuilding industry is on big shipbuilding, Maritime Reporter switches gears this month to explore activities in select boatbuilding sectors.

Ingram Barge’s Sehrt Elected AWO Chairman

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate

Naval Architecture

OSV Technology: Notable Designs & Deliveries

Though the market for Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) is soft, advances in technology, fit and finish in  the sector is unrivaled in any other maritime niche over the past five years.

Incat Crowther Designs Commercial Security Vessel

Incat Crowther has received a contract to design an offshore commercial oilfield security vessel for Veecraft Marine and its client, UTM Dredging Ltd, the designer announced today.

SDARI Inks Agreement for INTERSCHALT Loading Software

INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a maritime software and services provider of loading computers on board containerships, signed a cooperation agreement with the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
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: 0.1204 sec (8 req/sec)