Thai Shipbuilder Enters Offshore Wind Market with U-Ming CTV Order

U-Ming Marine Offshore Company Limited (UMO) has placed an order for two Inertia M3 high-speed trimaran crew transfer vessels (CTVs) at Marsun Shipyard in Thailand.

UMO is a recently-established joint venture between Taiwan’s bulk shipping company U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation and Denmark’s World Marine Offshore (WMO).

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The vessels are designed by WI-ND Naval Architects based on the Inertia trimaran hull form, and in close collaboration with Sydney-based high-speed craft experts One2three Naval Architects.

The CTVs will be built to Danish Flag requirements and classed as passenger vessels in Bureau Veritas in compliance with IMO high-speed code.

The aluminium hull features three independent and identical drivelines in three separate hulls, and together with the hydraulic Softbow fender, the latest generation of Inertia trimaran hulls have proven to transfer service personnel in up to 3 metres significant wave height. The hull design is also prepared for hybrid installation.

The accommodation features 24 passenger seats with 180-degree visibility, two single officer cabins, and two double crew cabins along with a crew mess and TV lounge area.

The forward deck area features a cargo deck for containers and toolboxes as well as a 50 cubic metre climate-controlled storage facility under deck only made possible by the form of the trimaran hull shape, Marsun Shipyard said.

”Marsun Shipyard has worked diligently to win the contract in strong competition with numerous international shipyards, and with this contract Marsun is securing a strong position as a high-quality builder for the international offshore windfarm Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) market,” Marsun Shipyard said.

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