Singapore-based Sam Pan Marine Holdings Pte Ltd has ordered six Strat Cat 27 (SC27) vessels from Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd, with an option to build and deliver six more vessels.
Sam Pan Marine Holdings has also appointed Strategic Marine Group as the exclusive commercial agent to provide commercial management services for the new crew transfer vessels (CTVs), including marketing the vessels for bareboat charter or sale.
The CTVs are scheduled to be delivered from the second quarter of 2022 onwards and will be a combination of Hybrid and Hybrid-Ready vessels.
Strategic Marine’s recently launched SC27 CTV has been designed specifically for the offshore wind farm and renewables market, building on the company’s Strat Cat 26 (SC26) design.
”We are justifiably proud of our SC27, and this order for six vessels and another six to follow is a clear endorsement of the vessels enhanced capabilities, its reduced environmental footprint and market leading hybrid drive options,” Strategic Marine’s CEO Chan Eng Yew said.
”These new orders will further add to Strategic Marine’s established track record of 25 units successfully delivered since 2010 with 2 units currently under construction in Singapore.”
The SC27, built in conjunction with the naval designer BMT, can be fitted with a hybrid propulsion system to reduce main engine hours and maintenance, cut vessel noise and vibration and, depending on the vessel’s operational profile and charging facilities, may reduce the vessel’s carbon footprint.
The CTV can be fitted with various engine and propulsion options and can reach speeds of more than 30 knots.
”The SC27 has an improved super-efficient hull design that maximises the waterline length, delivering a 2-2.5% increase in efficiency compared to the SC26, across a large range of loading conditions thereby reducing emissions and fuel consumption,” Greg Daniel, Technical Manager of Strategic Marine Group, said.
”By applying real life feedback from vessel operators, the internal arrangements have been optimized for improved comfort and workflow with ample storage space, comfortable sleeping areas and business class seating. Furthermore, reflecting today’s health and environmental considerations, the SC27 has been designed to reduce the risk of infectious disease and can meet relevant Classification Society biosafety and environmentally friendly notations, including the Green Passport for ship recycling.”
Incorporated and headquartered in Singapore since 2018, Sam Pan Marine Holdings is an investment holding and marine leasing company with a focus on the investment and ownership of marine assets, in particular those which are dedicated to offshore renewables and energy sectors internationally.