Strategic Marine has delivered StratCat, a multi-purpose service vessel to Njord Offshore, a European wind farm service sector operator.
The StratCat, capable of transporting up to 24 crew, is first in its class in three particulars. “We are very pleased to have a supplied a ‘triple first’ to our client,” explains Reece Newbold, Group Business Development Manager at Strategic. “Number one, this is the very first commercial quad IPS installation on a vessel. Number two, it has the distinction of being the first IPS quad fitted on a catamaran. And number three, it’s the world’s first IPS version 900 quad installation on any vessel, ever.”
The StratCat is the first of four in a series of 26m vessels ordered by UK-based Njord. Strategic Marine previously built eight 21m crew transport vessels for Njord.
“The StratCat, co-designed by BMT, not only breaks new ground as an installation ‘triple first’, it fully accounts for all operational parameters required to safely and efficiently transfer crew to offshore wind turbines,” says Newbold. “As you would imagine, we’re justifiably proud of our achievement.”
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