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Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Boosts Fleet Capacity with Two New CTVs

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs has placed an order with Strategic Marine for two new crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to expand its fleet from five to seven ships.

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The new vessels are expected to be delivered in early 2025.

The two new CTVs will be built by Singapore’s Strategic Marine and are sisterships to the Esti’Vent and Acti’Vent, both based on the StratCat 27 model.

The ships will have a length of 27 metres and will be capable of accommodating 24 technicians.

“These new orders are part of the strategy to expand our Offshore Renewables business in France and Europe. We are anticipating the future needs of the rapidly evolving French offshore wind industry,” said Gaël Cailleaux, the Renewables Managing Director at Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.

Currently, LD Tide, a joint venture between Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Tidal Transit, is managing a fleet of five CTVs.

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Three of these vessels are dedicated to the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, serving EDF EN and GE Vernova, while Acti’Vent is responsible for the transportation of maintenance technicians to and from the Fécamp offshore wind farm for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Esti’Vent is used on the growing spot market to support the installation phase of offshore wind farms.

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