Turner Iceni Newbuilding to Debut on Gwynt Y Môr

Turner Iceni’s new crew transfer vessel (CTV) Iceni Valour will service the Gwynt Y Môr offshore wind farm when the newbuilding enters service next year.

The 24-metre CTV is currently under construction at Diverse Marine Ltd’s yard on the Isle of Wight.

Iceni Valour has been designed keel up by Walker Marine Design of Southampton to meet the specific requirements of Turner Iceni and Gwynt Y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. who have the vessel under long-term charter.

The vessel is to be powered by MANV12-1400 main engines coupled to ZF gears and Hamilton HM651 waterjets complete with AVX control system, featuring JetAnchor GPS positioning system.

Humphree ride control system provides active stabilisation and improved performance/reduced fuel consumption in varied load and trim conditions.

Ben Colman, Director of Diverse Marine: “A great deal of work has gone into developing this design to ensure optimum performance for the project it is committed to on long term charter. To have signed our fifth new build in two years is incredible and these vessels slot nicely into our scheduling alongside refit and repair projects. We are humbled and very thankful for Turner Iceni’s support and we look forward to delivering this project on budget and on time early next year.”

Recently, Diverse Marine signed a contract with Turner Iceni for the modification and upcycling of the Iceni Courage crew transfer vessel.

The two companies also previously collaborated on the Iceni Warrior, former MCS Maestro, and on Iceni Revenge, former MPI Don Quixote.

Richard Thurlow of Turner Iceni said: “It is great to place our first new build in three years with Diverse Marine; their performance delivering three major refits over the last twelve months gave us every confidence in their ability to deliver to the highest standards and it has been a pleasure developing our requirements with them. We have had to meet our client’s requirements for a long term charter and also integrate and develop our Turner Iceni core DNA to develop this new next-generation platform that we can develop to suit other projects and charter opportunities.”

Photo: Diverse Marine

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