Keel Laid for Second WINDEA Jones Act Compliant CTV

St. Johns Ship Building has held a keel laying ceremony for the second Incat Crowther 30 crew transfer vessel (CTV) that the company is building for WINDEA CTV in compliance with Jones Act regulations in the US.

At the beginning of this year, WINDEA CTV began construction of its three 30-metre hybrid-ready CTVs for the emerging US offshore wind market. The shipyard laid the keel for the first CTV in July this year.

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The first two CTVs will be built by St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, Florida, while the last vessel will be built at Gulf Craft in Franklin, Louisiana.

Scheduled for delivery in 2023, the CTVs will go immediately into service for GE Renewables to support the 806 MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm during its construction.

The vessels will first operate out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

In June, St. Johns Ship Building was acquired by Libra Group, through its subsidiary Americraft Marine.

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When it comes to WINDEA CTV, the company is part of the WINDEA Offshore USA consortium that provides a full set of services for construction support and operations and maintenance (O&M) activities.

The company’s fleet is owned and operated by MidOcean Wind LLC and Hornblower Wind, LLC., with technical and operational support from WINDEA Offshore shareholder Ems Maritime Offshore GmbH.

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