Two New CTVs Join WEM Marine’s Fleet

Strategic Marine, a shipbuilding company based in Singapore, has delivered two 27-metre crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to the UK-based offshore support vessel provider WEM Marine.

The CTVs, powered by two Caterpillar C32 engines driving fixed pitch propellers, can accommodate 24 technicians and three crew members, with personnel transfer to the wind turbines being facilitated by an active fendering system.

Strategic Marine said the 27-metre vessels were designed to meet the specific requirements of WEM Marine, which will use the CTVs to support offshore wind projects in the UK and European waters.

The shipyard built and delivered the vessels after WEM Marine placed an order for the two CTVs last year.

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The construction of the two CTVs proceeded smoothly despite COVID restrictions and was completed according to schedule, according to the shipbuilder, whose track record now counts 23 crew transfer vessels delivered to vessel operators in the offshore wind sector.

Earlier this year, Strategic Marine presented its next-generation CTV of a Strat Cat design, which is said to offer enhanced vessel capabilities with a reduced environmental footprint and hybrid drive options.

Photo: Strategic Marine