South Boats IOW Ltd. and Alicat Workboats Ltd. today received an order from Iceni Marine Services Ltd. for a new build 23m offshore wind crew transfer vessel (CTV) plus options for a further two vessels.
This vessel, to be named ‘Iceni Defender’, will be built at Great Yarmouth to satisfy Iceni’s delivery requirements and is essentially a repeat order for the 2015 delivered, ‘Iceni Vengeance’, which is currently working on O&M of RWE Innogy’s Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm.
Richard Thurlow of Iceni Marine Services Ltd.: “Having fully researched the market we have once again selected the South Boats IOW 23m. The capabilities demonstrated by the ‘Iceni Venture’ and ‘Iceni Vengeance’, our existing 23m vessels have been nothing short of remarkable.”
The vessel will feature twin MAN V12-1400 main engines coupled to Hamilton HM651 water jet propulsion for speeds up to 30 knots and efficient cruising speeds coupled to high bollard pull capability. The vessel will have a resiliently mounted superstructure ensuring low noise and vibration levels for twelve industrial personnel whilst passaging to and from site and forward and after cargo decks capable of carrying fifteen tonnes of equipment, South Boats IOW said.