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14 Jun 2024

Damen Presents Offshore Charging Solution for Electric CTVs

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Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging for fully electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs) operating at offshore wind farms.The system envisages a fully electric CTV which can charge either at offshore wind turbine or one of Damen’s commissioning service operations vessels (CSOVs) outfitted with a charger.The charging system that Damen has applied to its concept is developed by UK-based MJR, a specialist in offshore charging systems.The CTV would connect…

13 Jun 2024

Strategic Marine Inks MoU with Mainprize Offshore for Six New Supa Swath CTVs

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Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mainprize Offshore for the delivery of six new Supa Swath crew transfer vessels (CTVs) with options for six additional ones.Following the recent successful delivery of two Supa Swath Vessels to the UK based operator Mainprize Offshore, the two companies signed the MoU for the acquisition of six Supa Swath vessels, with an option for an additional six vessels.This strategic agreement looks…

10 Jun 2024

Strategic Marine Inks Four CTVs Construction Contract with Venus Marine

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Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine has signed a contract with Venus Marine for the construction of four Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for operations in Europe and Taiwan.This project is the result of a collaborative effort with renowned design firm BMT Limited, showcasing the latest advancements in marine engineering and technology.The design of the four 27-meter CTVs makes them suitable for challenging operating environments.Key features of these innovative vessels include propulsion systems CPP and IPS propulsions…

04 Jun 2024

Strategic Marine Delivers Two Offshore Wind CTVs to Mainprize Offshore

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Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine has delivered two offshore wind Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to UK-based Mainprize Offshore.The two 27-meter vessels are part of the UK-based CTV owner and operator’s ongoing fleet expansion and will add to its current fleet of 11 vessels.Scheduled for operations in European waters from July 2024 onwards, both vessels will be carrying out crew transfers in Europe.The vessels feature Supa-SWATH hull design for enhanced seakeeping with reduced…

17 Apr 2024

Chartwell Marine Grows CTV Build Pipeline for Offshore Wind Market

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UK-based offshore vessel designer Chartwell Marine has started the construction of its new Brevity Class crew transfer vessel (CTV) at the Diverse Marine shipyard, becoming the latest in its growing pipeline of new vessel builds to supply the global offshore wind market.Chartwell Marine’s current new build pipeline now exceeds 15 vessels across six local shipyards – with 14 offshore wind vessels launched and operational at major offshore wind farms, including two in U.S. waters.The company’s latest CTV entered build in March 2024…

27 Mar 2024

Strategic Marine to Build CTV for Polish Offshore Wind Industry

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LOTOS Petrobaltic, an ORLEN Group company, signed a contract for the construction of a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) with Singapore-based Strategic Marine, set for service in the Polish offshore wind market.The StratCat 27 CTV is scheduled to be completed this summer, with delivery to Europe planned for early September 2024.This CTV will join the existing fleet managed by Miliana Shipmanagement Limited, a company belonging to the LOTOS Petrobaltic capital group, which owns five offshore…

06 Mar 2024

MOL and Petrobras Sign Cargo Transfer Vessels Deals

Sealoader 2 (Credit: MOL)

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Brazil’s state-owned energy giant Petrobras have signed a charter contract for cargo transfer vessel (CTV) SeaLoader 2, and agreed to start negotiations for a new CTV shipbuilding contract by the end of 2024.MOL signed the deal through its wholly owned subsidiary, SeaLoading Holding, which owns and operates CTVs.SeaLoading started a CTV agreement with Petrobras for SeaLoader 2 on a trial period in January 2022, and successfully completed more than 30 crude oil offloading operations from Petrobras' FPSOs located in the Santos Basin…

27 Feb 2024

NYK Receives ClassNK Certification for Offshore Wind CTV Training

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NYK has secured certification from ClassNK for Japan’s first training program for crew members of offshore wind industry crew transfer vessels (CTVs).The training is scheduled to be conducted at the Akita School of Wind and Sea training center in Oga City, Akita Prefecture, from April - offering three programs in total.The certification from Class NK is for simulator-based training for operating CTVs, which confirms that the training program meets quality and international standards after a review of the training framework…

21 Feb 2024

NYK Places Order for its First Japan-built Offshore Wind CTV

Rendering for NYK's first Japan-built offshroe wind CTV (Credit: NYK)

NYK Line has ordered a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for offshore wind industry from Kosaba Shipbuilding Corporation, the first such order the company placed to a local Japanese shipyard.Following delivery in late 2025 or 2026, the vessel will be used to transport technicians to construct and maintain offshore wind power generation facilities offshore Japan.The vessels will be 28 meters long, and capable of accommodating 12 passengers.By expanding its fleet of CTVs, NYK aims to play an active role in promoting sustainable energy.

24 Jan 2024

Tidal Transit Starts Works on ‘World’s First’ Retrofit E-CTV

Rendering of e-Ginny CTV (Credit: Tidal Transit)

Tidal Transit, a supplier of purpose-design crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind industry, has begun the design and engineering phase of a project to deliver what is said to be the world’s first retrofit electric crew transfer vessel (E-CTV).Over the next 15 months, Tidal Transit will retrofit a diesel-powered Mercurio 20-meter vessel, Ginny Louise, with over two megawatt-hours (MWh) of battery capacity, electric motors and propulsion pods.The finished product, e-Ginny…

09 Jan 2024

Hydrogen-Powered Offshore Wind CTV Starts Sailing in Germany

Hydrocat 55 CTV (Credit: FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics)

FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics has announced the deployment of the hydrogen-powered dual fuel crew transfer vessel (CTV) in Germany for 50Hertz transmission system operator, marking the beginning of a joint operation in various wind farms in the German Baltic Sea.The CTV, named Hydrocat 55, is equipped with the dual fuel hydrogen technology of CMB.TECH, one of the FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics (FWOL) shareholders.The vessel represents an innovation for the offshore wind industry…

05 Jan 2024

St Johns Ship Building Delivers First CTV for WINDEA

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Palatka, Fla. shipyard St. Johns Ship Building announced it has delivered WINDEA Courageous, the first of three Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessels (CTV) ordered by WINDEA CTV, a partnership between Hornblower Wind and MidOcean Wind.The 30-meter-long WINDEA Courageous and its sister vessels are designed by Incat Crowther and each have capacity to carry 24 technicians, plus six crew. The Bureau Veritas-classed vessels will be propelled by quad Volvo IPS propulsion units driven by Volvo DI13 main engines.

29 Mar 2023

Strategic Marine Opens New Shipyard in Singapore

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Strategic Marine unveiled a new shipyard facility located on JTC’s waterfront site at 5 Benoi Road in western Singapore. The ceremony also saw the delivery of Southeast Asia’s first hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV), and the unveiling of Strategic Marine’s fourth-generation fast crew boat (FCB).The new facility features a 5,000-DWT dry dock measuring 105m in length, 18.5m in width, and 8m in depth as well as a 6,000 DWT slipway.As part of the opening ceremony, the hybrid CTV, HST Swansea, was delivered to its new owner, UK-based HST Marine, along with its sistervessel, HST Tynemouth.

20 Mar 2023

NYK's First Domestic CTV Named "Rera As"

From left, Tsutomu Yokoyama, General Manager of the Green Business Group, NYK; and James Tham, Managing Director of Penguin Shipyard International. Image courtesy NYK

Last week  at the Wind Expo Spring 2023 in Tokyo, NYK announced the name of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the Ishikari Bay New Port offshore wind farm, for which NYK has a multi-year time charter contract with Siemens Gamesa.At the naming presentation with James Tham, managing director of Penguin Shipyard International, and Tsutomu Yokoyama, general manager of NYK’s Green Business Group, NYK explained that "Rera As" means "the wind blows" in the language of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido…

03 Mar 2023

27m CTV Hybrid Selected by HST Marine

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BMT said its StratCat 27 CTV design has been selected by HST Marine, a Purus Company, as one of its CTV vessel designs for the expanding European offshore wind market. Built by Strategic Marine, four hybrid StratCat 27 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) will be delivered in the first half of 2023. This quartet of deliveries will be the first parallel hybrid propulsion CTVs to be built in Asia. The CTVs are powered by Fixed Pitch Propeller Cat C32 propulsion system boasting a maximum…

30 Nov 2022

Offshore Wind: BAR Targets U.S. Crew Transfer Vessel Deployment for 2024

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Marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies (BAR), said Wednesday that its low-emission crew transfer vessel (CTV) design, the BARTech 30, will be available for the first U.S. offshore wind projects in 2024, following quotes at several U.S. shipyards.BAR said Wednesday it was meeting with the U.S. offshore wind vessel supply chain at a workboat show in New Orleans this week in anticipation of license agreements that will see the CTV type built in the U.S."As the nascent U.S.

05 Oct 2021

Robert Allan Ltd. Unveils Methanol-fueled CTV Design

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Canadian naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. has unveiled a methanol-fueled RAptor 2400 crew transfer vessel (CTV), bringing the offshore wind industry closer to eliminating carbon emissions from the supply chain.As a marine fuel, methanol provides emissions benefits that are similar to natural gas when it comes to reducing CO2, NOx, SOx and particulates, but without the need for cryogenic or pressurized fuel tanks. This reduces capital cost, saves space and allows more fuel to be carried.

07 Apr 2021

How Racing Tech Will Set Up US Offshore Vessel Operators for Success

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It’s no secret that the U.S. offshore wind sector is finally about to burst into action after years of behind-the-scenes movement. With a new administration set to bolster the favorable political headwinds for the sector, establishing a strong domestic supply chain will be critical as the industry scales up.Offshore wind farm operators will need high-quality vessels ready to go, and crew transfer vessels (CTV) are vital when constructing and servicing new assets. Concurrently…

16 Nov 2021

American Offshore Services Orders Four Jones Act CTVs

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American Offshore Services (A-O-S) announced Tuesday it has ordered four hybrid-ready crew transfer vessels (CTV) from Blount Boats to service the United States' emerging offshore wind industry.In the years ahead, it's expected that potentially dozens of CTVs will be built as part of a new fleet of Jones Act compliant vessels required to support the construction and long-term service of a pipeline of new offshore wind farms slated to sprout up along the U.S. East Coast. The Biden…

12 Mar 2021

VIDEO: Diverse Marine Delivers Offshore Wind CTV to Turner Iceni

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UK-based workboat constructor Diverse Marine has delivered the offshore wind crew transfer vessel ‘Iceni Valour’ to Turner Iceni."The vessel arrived successfully ahead of schedule in North Wales, to commence her 10-year charter in the Liverpool Bay area," Diverse Marine said Thursday.The Iceni Valour is a 24-meter aluminium crew transfer vessel designed by Walker Marine Design, and powered by twin MAN D2862 LE263 1400hp main engines with ZF3050 gearboxes and Hamilton Jet HM651 water jet units.According to Diverse Marine…

01 Jun 2022

Windcat CTV is World's First Powered by Dual-fuel Hydrogen Engines

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The world's first dual-fuel hydrogen- and diesel-powered crew transfer vessel (CTV) is ready for service, outfitted to run the cleaner fuel that reduces up to 80% of its traditional fuel usage and associated emissions.The 25-meter vessel, Hydrocat 48—owned by Windcat Workboats, part of Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB)—is based on the Windcat MK 3.5 design but lengthened to integrate adequate hydrogen storage on board. The vessel, which has been certified by Lloyd’s Register and U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency, recently completed bunkering and sea trials in May.

17 Aug 2022

St. Johns Ship Building Starts Building CTV for US Offshore Wind Farm

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Florida-based St. Johns Ship Building has started construction of a Jones Act-compliant crew transfer vessel which will serve the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm in the U.S. Atlantic.The shipyard informed of the keel laying ceremony for the Incat Crowther 30 design crew transfer vessel on Thursday via social media. An image shared to accompany the post shows the ceremony was held on June 30."We could not be happier to have Hornblower and their partners return to St. Johns Ship Building to build the vessels that will help America move closer towards energy independence and a cleaner…