WINDEA Intrepid

WINDEA CTV Hybrid-Ready Quartet Delivered

WINDEA CTV, a partnership between Hornblower Group and MidOcean Wind, has completed the delivery of four US-built, hybrid-ready crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for operations supporting large-scale commercial offshore wind projects along the East Coast.

The four CTVs include the previously delivered WINDEA Courageous and WINDEA Intrepid, as well as the recently completed and delivered WINDEA Ranger and WINDEA Enterprise, all named after America’s Cup sailing yachts.

The four Incat Crowther-designed vessels were constructed by St. Johns Shipyard in Palatka, Florida, Gulf Craft in Franklin, Louisiana, and Breaux Brothers Enterprises in New Iberia, LA.

Each 30-metre hybrid-ready CTV is operated by local crews, said WINDEA CTV.

“Today is an important marker in the establishment of the North American OSW industry, and we are proud to deliver on the promise of designing, building, and operating U.S. built CTVs that will help bring renewable energy to millions of homes,” said Bradley Neuberth, Managing Partner of MidOcean Wind and WINDEA CTV.

“Due to the challenges posed by supply chain disruptions, inflation, and fluctuating interest rates during since 2022, navigating the construction and delivery processes has been no easy feat. Fortunately, through close collaboration with our partners, stakeholders, and suppliers, we have successfully overcome these obstacles to achieve this noteworthy milestone at a pivotal time in the industry’s development.”

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The Enterprise will enter service alongside the Courageous and Intrepid in New Bedford and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusettes, while the Ranger will be stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.

A fifth CTV will join Ranger in Norfolk in early 2024, said WINDEA CTV.

In addition to its newly built CTVs currently in operation, WINDEA CTV’s fleet includes the Gateway Endeavor, a traditional crew vessel that underwent a CTV conversion by Hornblower Marine in Bridgeport, Connecticut, before entering service in 2023.

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