Trearddur Bay wind farm support vessel has completed sea trials in the Solent, achieving 31 knots with 8 tonnes DWT.
The vessel, which is BMT Nigel Gee’s latest design for Turbine Transfers, has immediately started working for Dong Energy.
Ed Dudson, BMT Nigel Gee’s Technical Director commented: “Trearddur Bay’s successful sea trails demonstrate BMT Nigel Gee’s ability to combine robust, proven hull forms with innovative propulsion systems to new solutions for this fast growing market.”
The 21-meter vessel with a beam of 7 meters is the first to be fitted with the Voith Linear Jet propulsor unit. Built by Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) on the Isle of Wight, Trearddur Bay was launched in December 2014.