Manor Initiative Begins Sea Trials

Manor Renewable Energy’s (MRE) new crew transfer vessel (CTV) Manor Initiative, former MPI Cervantes, is currently undergoing sea trials at the company’s Portland facility.

Manor Initiative next to MPI Cardenio (Source: MRE)

To remind, MRE purchased the CTVs MPI Cervantes, now Manor Initiative, and MPI Cardenio, set to be renamed to Manor Enterprise, earlier this year from Offshore Support Vessels BV with an aim to fully recondition them.

Walker Marine Design designed the new section on Manor Initiative. The vessel was extended from 17m to 21m and has been modernized to maximize the deck space, overall cargo carrying capacity and transit speed through the water, a spokesperson from MRE told Offshore WIND.

It features two new Volvo Penta D13 700hp engines and is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 28kn. Completion is expected in January 2020.

MPI Cardenio is currently undergoing extending, re-engining and refit works and will become Manor Enterprise by March 2020, the spokesperson from MRE said.

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