Strategic Marine Debuts Crew Transfer Vessel

By Michelle Howard
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Strategic Marine, a specialist shipbuilder for the oil and gas sector, has unveiled its Generation 3 crew transfer vessel for the international offshore markets.

The Strategic Marine Gen 3 40-meter boat is the latest model produced from a long background of designing and refining personnel transfer vessels currently servicing clients all over the world.

Succeeding the popular Generation 2, the new design has been in development since 2013. In assessing areas to upgrade the model, Strategic Marine focused on a more efficient hull, increased passenger, fuel and water capacities, higher payload and increased comfort.

“The Gen 3 design surpassed our expectations,” said Reece Newbold, Head of Group Business Development. “Our team has developed a vessel we are confident will eclipse the competition.”

The results of extensive tank and theoretical testing at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania exceeded the Group’s original suppositions about design optimisation. AMC concluded the hull was the most efficient they had ever tested in the size range and within the operating speed profile.

“The key benefit we can pass on is the major saving in fuel achievable at speeds from 20 – 30+ knots,” Newbold explained. “An actual saving in horsepower of 10% at all speeds below 25 knots and even greater reduction in horsepower over 25 knots have been realised. What this means in real terms is a reduction in horsepower and fuel consumption to achieve the 25 knots currently specified by a large number of charterers.”

The hull has been designed with adaptability in mind and the propulsion packages can vary in accordance with a client’s engine preference and charterer’s requirements.

The seating cabin has been increased in size and, depending on final layout, will cater for 100 passengers, all with expanded seat pitch. Improvements to the cargo deck area have also been made, featuring a clear deck area of 120 square metres.

The Gen 3 can also be utilised for security/patrolboat duties, emergency response, oilspill recovery, firefighting, general workboat duties, or as a shadow vessel.

“Strategic Marine is delighted to bring this new model to the market,” added Newbold. “Customers always ask their providers to keep up with technology and maximise what can be achieved – we listen and constantly strive to deliver. With the Gen 3, we can offer more savings in fuel consumption as well as all round increased capabilities and comfort.”

The Strategic Marine Gen 3 series is now under construction and orders are being settled.

 

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

Shipbuilding

BAE Systems Awards Software Contract to SENER

The Spanish company SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A has closed a contract with U.K.-based BAE Systems PLC for the integration between FORAN CAD/CAM System and

New Research Vessel for University of New Hampshire

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has entered into a contract with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for the design and construction of a new aluminum catamaran research vessel.

Self-lubricating Bearing Polymer: Safe, Easy to Machine

Many plastics and metallic alloys present machining challenges as some deform and are difficult to maintain exacting tolerances, while others require strict and

Energy

Idreco Delivers Dredger for Hydro-Dam in Congo

Idreco (International Dredger Constructions) of the Netherlands informs it has designed, built and installed its second dredger, an ISD 600 with a digging depth of 30 meters,

Offshore Wind Shift to Drive Vessel Services Cooperation

Evolving procurement processes for U.K. Round 3 offshore wind farms will require a greater number of work streams, personnel with new and differing skills, and

Damen Delivers First Twin Axe FCS for O&G

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam have a decade-long relationship with the family-run Groen Offshore, Guard & Support, having built seismic research vessels and

Naval Architecture

BAE Systems Awards Software Contract to SENER

The Spanish company SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A has closed a contract with U.K.-based BAE Systems PLC for the integration between FORAN CAD/CAM System and

New Research Vessel for University of New Hampshire

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has entered into a contract with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for the design and construction of a new aluminum catamaran research vessel.

Carnival’s Costa Brand Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships

Costa’s two new cruise ships will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity; Costa will join sister brand AIDA Cruises in building the first-ever cruise

News

Idreco Delivers Dredger for Hydro-Dam in Congo

Idreco (International Dredger Constructions) of the Netherlands informs it has designed, built and installed its second dredger, an ISD 600 with a digging depth of 30 meters,

BAE Systems Awards Software Contract to SENER

The Spanish company SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A has closed a contract with U.K.-based BAE Systems PLC for the integration between FORAN CAD/CAM System and

Hawboldt Secures Cape Sharp Tidal Winch Deal

A third Nova Scotian company has secured a multimillion dollar contract with the Cape Sharp Tidal project, which has potential to be the first grid-connected tidal array in the world.

Maritime Safety

Self-lubricating Bearing Polymer: Safe, Easy to Machine

Many plastics and metallic alloys present machining challenges as some deform and are difficult to maintain exacting tolerances, while others require strict and

Diesel Spill in Houston Ship Channel

A small section of the Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of 1,000 gallons of diesel entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility, the U.

BSEE Updates Hurricane Reporting Requirements

BSEE is providing updated guidance for the current and future hurricane seasons through a Notice to Lessees (NTL) released July 27, 2015. NTL 2015-G02 clarifies

Crewboats

Offshore Wind Shift to Drive Vessel Services Cooperation

Evolving procurement processes for U.K. Round 3 offshore wind farms will require a greater number of work streams, personnel with new and differing skills, and

Damen Delivers First Twin Axe FCS for O&G

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam have a decade-long relationship with the family-run Groen Offshore, Guard & Support, having built seismic research vessels and

New OSV-inspired Ferry for the Fiji Islands

In recent decades there have been great advances in design of crewboats and offshore supply vessels to meet the needs of the petroleum industry.  Recently a number

Vessels

New Research Vessel for University of New Hampshire

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has entered into a contract with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for the design and construction of a new aluminum catamaran research vessel.

Carnival’s Costa Brand Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships

Costa’s two new cruise ships will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity; Costa will join sister brand AIDA Cruises in building the first-ever cruise

Rolls-Royce Power Package for USS Zumwalt

Rolls-Royce announced delivery of the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the U.S. Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics 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: 0.1971 sec (5 req/sec)