Allianz Middle East Ship Management, MCS Join Forces
Allianz Middle East Ship Management and Maritime Craft Services (MCS)have taken delivery of a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2610. Demonstrating the cooperative relationship between the two companies, the new vessel will offer safe and cost efficient crew transfer services for up to 50 passengers to and from the Abu Dhabi oil fields.The two companies welcomed guests on board the new vessel in a festive celebration during this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).
TCS Charters CWind Crew Transfer Vessel
Transmission Capital Services (TCS) has chartered one of CWind’s crew transfer vessels (CTV) on a five-year contract to support works at several of their offshore substations in the U.K. CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, said it is using one of its MPC19 resin infused composite catamarans to provide the crew transfer services. CWind announced in February this year that it had won a 20-year contract from TC Westermost Rough OFTO Limited, one of the OFTOs managed by TCS, to maintain the secondary mechanical and electrical systems of both the offshore and onshore substations at the Westermost Rough project. The earlier contract covered all routine inspection, diagnostics and planned maintenance work, as well as a first response service and offshore transport.
Seacat Services Secures Burbo Bank Charter Deal
DONG Energy has awarded offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services with the supply contract for all crew transfer services at its 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project under development in the Irish Sea. The four-vessel charter contract, with durations of three to 11 months, is the second such agreement signed between Seacat Services and DONG Energy in 2016, following the confirmation of a four-workboat construction support deal for the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm in April. With a handful of remaining ‘Round 2.5’ extension projects due for installation in U.K.
CWind Awarded O&M Crew Transfer Contract
CWind, a provider of integrated services to the wind industry, announced it has won a three-year contract to supply crew transfer services during the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase at Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm (OWF) off the coast of Essex. The CWind Challenger will be transferring technicians and equipment to the wind farm for the next three years. Gunfleet Sands OWF has the option to extend this contract for up to two years. CWind Challenger will be operating from Brightlingsea in Essex, which incidentally is where the vessel was built and launched in 2013.
CWind Joins National Workboat Association
Citing crew transfer services as an integral part of its offering, offshore wind industry service provider CWind announced it is now a member of the National Workboat Association (NWA) of the U.K. As the offshore wind industry matures and demands on workboat performance increase with larger and further offshore wind farms, a collective and informed industry body of vessel owners and operators will facilitate the knowledge sharing and formulation of best practice that will be required, CWind noted.
CWind Wins Crew Transfer Vessel Contract
CWind has announced that it has won a six months contract to provide crew transfer services to Greater Gabbard Offshore wind farm. Its 19m catamaran, one of more than 20 crew transfer vessels in the fleet operated by CWind, will assist with O&M activities at the project, which became operational in August 2013. Under the contract, Greater Gabbard may decide to extend the charter of the vessel by an additional three months.
CWind Bags Crew Transfer Contract
CWind wins crew transfer vessel contract from Fred Olsen at Walney 1 & 2 offshore wind farms CWind announced that it has won an eight-month contract to provide crew transfer services to Fred Olsen at Walney 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. One of the more than 20 crew transfer vessels in the fleet operated by CWind, will assist with O&M activities at the two wind farms. Peter Jorgensen, Managing Director, CWind commented the contract win: “Fred Olsen had a requirement for an additional crew transfer vessel and we’re delighted to be able to support them in their operations.”
Offshore Surveyor Training: Kongsberg's New Workboat
Kongsberg Maritime says it has introduced a series of new on-water training courses for offshore surveyors and survey engineers following the launch of its own chartered vessel, 'True North'. The vessel will enable Kongsberg Maritime Ltd to introduce a practical element to the courses already offered at its training centre in Westhill, Aberdeen, on the company's products for the offshore survey industry. True North, which works out of Stonehaven just a few miles from the training centre, will initially support courses on the HiPAP (High Precision Acoustic Positioning) system.
Windwave First to Launch Damen FCS 2008
Damen announced that Windwave Workboats will be the launching customer of the Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2008.The Twin Axe FCS 2008 is a smaller version of Damen’s successful FCS 2610 which launched in 2011 and has subsequently become the industry standard for the offshore wind market, given its capability of operating further offshore in rougher weather conditions, while ensuring safe and comfortable transfers for those on board. Based in Penzance, Cornwall, Windwave Workboats…
Channel Chieftain VI launches – powered by Doosan
The latest East Coast wind farm support vessel has been launched – powered by Doosan. Channel Chieftain VI is a 19m aluminium wind farm support vessel built for Carlin Boat Charters which provides passenger and crew transfer services to wind farms across the UK and Northern Europe. Powered by a pair of 4V222TIM engines through Twin Disc gearboxes, developing 647kW at 2,100rpm supplied by WaterMota, Channel Chieftain will have a top speed of 25 knots and a service speed of 20 knots.