CTruk's Latest OWSV Completes Sea Trials

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
SC Falcon

Experience gained from four years in the offshore wind support vessel market is paying off for CTruk as it prepares to deliver SC Falcon, the company’s latest OWSV and the second CTruk 20T MPC for Sima Charters of Holland.


Sea trials for the striking blue and yellow-liveried cat, the first CTruk workboat with Volvo IPS propulsion, have produced some impressive statistics.


With a 25 knot cruising speed and top speed of over 30 knots, SC Falcon has satisfied Sima Charters’ Taco Davids that she is more than up to the job. As an experienced offshore wind skipper he explained, “For me the most important features of these boats are stability, manoeuvrability and a clear line of sight for the skipper onto the turbine. Safety is paramount and CTruk keep that front-of-mind throughout the whole design and build process. SC Falcon performs well on all these points and she also sticks like glue to the turbine ladder. Even with 1.6m significant wave height we experienced no roll or heave once pushed on.”


In addition to the safety features of CTruk’s designs, the fuel efficiency of the company’s composite vessels is renowned. During sea trials SC Falcon burned just 105 litres of fuel per hour at 20 knots. Sima Charters’ owner, Ruud Lievaart, said, “This vessel is a credit to CTruk. The fit-out is second-to-none and I’m really pleased with another on time and on budget build. As the first CTruk workboat with Volvo IPS propulsion she demonstrated great bollard pull during trials and with her low-weight composite construction the fuel economy is superb.”


Ben Simpson, CTruk MD, commented, “We are delighted to have worked closely again with an experienced vessel operator like Ruud Lievaart”. He went on to explain how the company has grown, “CTruk now has a six-strong design team working closely with clients on all builds. We also have seven in-house electricians who consistently deliver high-standard, class-approved installations under the watchful eye of Mark Bellenie, who came to CTruk from the aviation industry. The team we’ve built here ensures that our company ethos, ‘safer, better, faster and more cost-effective’, permeates through all stages of design and build.”


With another vessel delivered on time, it would seem that the company’s drive to innovate in this sector is paying off. To date, all CTruk’s 20T MPC customers have gone on to order a second.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

Nordic American Offshore Declares Dividend

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. today announced that its board of directors has declared a dividend of $0.45 per common share for the third quarter 2014. This is the same as for the second quarter 2014.

Missouri River Basin is Booming

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division is maintaining above normal releases at the four lower dams on the Missouri River.

Bollore Africa Logistics Sees Profit Plunge in H1

First half 2014 profit at shipping company Bollore Africa Logistics plunged to 5.89 billion CFA francs ($11.48 million) from 9.45 billion CFA francs in the same period last year,

Vessels

New Standard for LNG Cargo Containment Systems

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) said it has successfully completing the gas trial for the first LNG carrier built to a Boil Off Rate (BOR) of 0.08% per day.

Cruise Ship Returns to Texas after Ebola Concern

The Carnival Magic cruise ship was en route back to the United States on Saturday with a passenger from Texas who might have handled specimens of the first Ebola

'New Tango' Brings More Post-Panamax Ships to Charleston

New service expands Port of Charleston's capacity to serve North-South trade The SC Ports Authority today received the first ship call of a new consolidated

Offshore Energy

Ocean Rig, Petrobras Agree to $1.1b Drill Ships Lease

Cyprus-based Ocean Rig UDW Inc said on Monday that it signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, to

GAO: Ending Crude Export Ban Could Ease 'Price at the Pump'

As the energy profile of the U.S. continues to improve and evolve daily, fresh debate in favor of exporting oil and gas products -- which would have a significant impact on the U.

Autonomous Technology for Offshore Wind Farm

ASV Ltd in association with Planet Ocean Ltd, have received funding from the GROW:OffshoreWind initiative to investigate how the use of Autonomous Surface Vehicles

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
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: 0.1787 sec (6 req/sec)