HST Marine has placed an order for one further Chartwell 24 Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) to be built at Diverse Marine on the Isle of Wight.
The deal will also see HST Marine place an order for two BARTech 30 CTVs from the marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies. The two BARTech CTVs will also be built by Diverse Marine.
The Chartwell 24 hybrid is fitted with BAR Technologies’ Foil Optimised Stability System (FOSS), and will enable HST to lower emissions in its operations & maintenance activities at offshore wind projects, the company said.
The BARTech 30 CTVs are set to provide HST with fuel savings of up to 30 per cent.
Additionally, all three vessels will be equipped with Reygar’s BareFLEET technology to provide HST with granular view of fuel usage and operational efficiency.
”Offshore wind owners and operators have shown a real appetite for efficient, low-carbon vessel platforms,” Tom Nevin, CEO, HTS Marine, said.
”It is exciting to work with vessel designers such as BAR Technologies and Chartwell Marine who understand what the industry needs and have the expertise to deliver next-generation designs without overcomplicating the vessels. BAR Technologies’ FOSS is fast becoming a ‘must have’ and we are keen to demonstrate the capabilities of our new vessels to the market.”
HST Marine currently has one hybrid Chartwell 24 CTV -HST Ella – under construction at Diverse Marine.