HST Marine Returns to Strategic Marine for More CTV Newbuilds
Purus Wind’s High Speed Transfers (HST) Marine has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore-based Strategic Marine to build three new Chartwell Marine-designed hybrid crew transfer vessels (CTVs).
The 27-metre-long catamarans, which have a capacity of up to 32 personnel, are scheduled for delivery by the first quarter of 2024.
The Brevity-class designs, launched in June 2022, are designed to meet the needs of the offshore wind support vessel market and Strategic Marine has previously committed to build three vessels with progressive deliveries from 2024.
The deal builds on a recent contract to build four hybrid CTVs for the UK-based offshore vessel owner-operator.
Acquired by low-carbon maritime energy transportation and infrastructure systems provider Purus Marine in 2022 and now under its offshore wind business Purus Wind, HST Marine has been rapidly expanding its current fleet of vessels.
At the end of last year, HST also signed a contract with Damen Shipyards for the supply of three hybrid Fast Crew Supplier 2710 vessels which are currently under construction in Turkey and are set for delivery in early 2024.
“We have been impressed with Strategic Marine when working on our exciting new hybrid CTV project and really hope to conclude a mutually favourable agreement soon”, said Tom Nevin, CEO of HST Marine and Business Head of Purus Wind.
“This is just the latest example of how we are working with specialised partners to grow our fleet of low carbon vessels for supporting offshore wind operations which in addition to CTVs, also includes expanding our fleet of hybrid C/SOVs.”
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