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One of the primary drivers of non-access days at offshore wind farms is wave height, and new generation crew transfer vessels (CTVs) with a larger wave height operating range would be expected to bring non-access days down for sites with higher mean monthly Hs, according to the SPARTA Portfolio Review 2016, launched by ORE Catapult on 28 March.
Danish transmission system operator Energinet.dk is looking for a provider of manned crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the transportation of service crews between the harbors of Klintholm/Rødsand and the Kriegers Flak platforms KFA and KFB in the Baltic Sea.
CWind has invested in what is the company's largest crew transfer vessel (CTV) to date, a 2015-built, 24.7 metre catamaran, re-named to CWind Phantom.
MPM North West has recently helped prepare and facilitate the latest class renewal for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier with Bayard 4 at their facility in Maryport, UK, marking the sixth time a Bayard crew transfer vessel (CTV) has used MPM North West in the last two years. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier docked three of their Bayard CTVs […]
A consortium of European offshore wind and maritime industry players has initiated a project aimed at improving safety and productivity of technicians performing service activities on offshore wind farms by widening the weather window for Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) use.
Vattenfall has once again contracted Danish crew transfer vessel (CTV) operator KEM Offshore for a long-term charter of two CTVs which will service the 160MW Horns Rev 1 offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea.
The first crew transfer vessel (CTV), the Severn Provider, departed from the Galloper Offshore Construction Base in Lowestoft on 19 December. The Damen Twin Axe CTV’s departure was part of the preparation ahead of offshore foundation work starting at the 336MW wind farm being built off the coast of Suffolk. CTV’s will become a regular sight […]
Acta Marine Wind Services has taken over the management of a 10-unit strong Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) fleet from Workships Contractors. Acta Marine acquired the vessels in early 2015, after the takeover of Offshore Wind Services B.V. (OWS) and its UK-based subsidiary OWPMS Ltd., when the company was also renamed to Acta Marine Wind Services B.V. […]
CWind informed today that it recently provided two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to support Siemens blade maintenance campaigns at Lynn, Inner Dowsing and Rhyl Flats offshore wind farms. CWind fitted a purpose-built frame to their MPC19 CTV vessels for the blade maintenance work. Lee Andrews, Managing Director at CWind, said: “Finding safe and efficient solutions […]
EWE Erneuerbare Energien is looking to award a contract for a crew transfer vessel (CTV) that will be deployed at the Riffgat offshore wind farm in Germany. The company is seeking a vessel that can transport at least 24 persons, but the vessel provider could alternatively place two CTVs which can transport 12 persons each. The vessel will […]
EWE Erneuerbare Energien has invited tenders for the provision of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) that will operate at the alpha ventus offshore wind farm. The vessel will transport people and equipment between the base port in Norddeich and the offshore wind farm alpha ventus, located in the German exclusive economic zone, and possibly other […]
Last week, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Bayard class crew transfer vessel (CTV) fleet received the International Safety Management (ISM) and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certification by DNV GL. The certificate was issued after an auditing process by DNV GL confirming all procedures and operations were compliant with the ISM code enabling the company to meet the […]
Maritime Craft Services reported that the latest addition to its fleet, MCS SWATH 1, has outperformed all other crew transfer vessels (CTVs) at the wind farm they are working on, which the company left unnamed. According to the vessel's AIS, MCS SWATH 1 is currently deployed at the Gode Wind offshore wind farms in Germany. The […]
Danish shipping company World Marine Offshore has been contracted by Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland to provide crew transfer vessels (CTVs) during O&M for the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany. Iberdola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH is developing Wikinger in the German Baltic Sea. The wind farm is located in water depths around 30-40m and […]
Northern Offshore Services' 27-metre crew transfer vessel (CTV) Detecter has become the first Danish-flagged vessel of its kind to be certified by the Danish Maritime Authority to carry up to 24 offshore wind technicians. The certification marks the initiation of a new practice in Denmark, which gives Danish shipping the same opportunities as its competitors from Germany, according to […]
Dutch port of IJmuiden has installed two floating jetties at the recently renovated Trawlerkade quay, thus adding 46 metres of extra berthing space for crew transfer vessels used for offshore wind farm operations and maintenance, Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Port (AYOP) reports. The floating jetties will offer berths for six of Windcat Workboat’s CTVs. A wave protection barrier gives access to both pontoons […]
Specialist aluminium boatbuilder, Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC), and Norway’s Espeland and Skomedal Naval Architects (ESNA) have entered a collaboration under which AMC added ESNA's surface effect ship (SES) design to its portfolio. Rob Stewart, commercial director, AMC, said: “This vessel is unique in the qualities that it offers and we’re very excited to work with ESNA. […]
BMO Offshore has introduced engine monitoring for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), which brings vessel motion, behavior and fuel figures together. Additionally, the data can be used for fleet management and maintenance planning, the company said. CTV motion monitoring systems enable recording of information on sea state and motion of the vessel to monitor seasickness, vessel impacts on turbines […]
Maritime Craft Services' new crew transfer vessel, a 26m Typhoon class MCS SWATH 1, has begun sea trials, the company announced at this year's Global Offshore Wind event. The MCS SWATH 1, the 24th vessel in the company's fleet, will carry passengers and cargo to and from offshore wind farms. Managing director Menno Kuyt said: “The addition of this 100-per-cent-SWATH vessel expands […]
London Array has signed a two-year contract with Sima Charters and Windcat Workboats for a total of six new Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs). The move follows an assessment of how best to cope with the unique environmental conditions that exist within the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, with water depths varying from intertidal to […]
CWind will be exhibiting the third of its aluminium catamarans, the Typhoon TOW, at Seawork this month, together with Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC), the vessel’s manufacturer. The Typhoon TOW has started its contract off the coast of Kent since joining the fleet in mid-May. This is the third aluminium vessel purchased by CWind from AMC under a multi-vessel […]
Hamburg-based OPUS Marine held a naming ceremony for its two newbuilding 26-metre Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) at Wilhelmshaven on 9 May, which have commenced their first charters directly after being named. The vessels were given the names Presto and Vivace as per the company's tradition to name its vessels after classical musical movements. The German-flagged sister vessels of the […]
DONG Energy and Seacat Services have signed a two-year contract for four crew transfer vessels to support construction operations at the Race Bank offshore wind farm. Ian Baylis, Managing Director of Seacat Services, said: "Our work with DONG Energy on Race Bank over the coming months will enable us to channel further investment into the local supply chain by […]
Iceni Marine Services has ordered the fourth South Boats IOW 23m offshore wind crew transfer vessel (CTV) from South Boats IOW and Alicat Workboats. Along with an extended superstructure, the vessel will feature twin MAN V12-1400 main engines coupled Servogear HD295 reduction ‘V’ drive gearboxes driving a Servogear Ecoflow Propulsor system with 1225mm CPP propellers for speeds in […]
South Boats IOW Ltd. and Alicat Workboats Ltd. today received an order from Iceni Marine Services Ltd. for a new build 23m offshore wind crew transfer vessel (CTV) plus options for a further two vessels. This vessel, to be named ‘Iceni Defender’, will be built at Great Yarmouth to satisfy Iceni’s delivery requirements and is […]
Sure Diamond, a 26m wind farm crew transfer vessel, has been delivered to its owner Sure Wind. The StratCAT 26 vessel, built by Strategic Marine in Vietnam, completed sea trails in September 2015 and will be operating in Heligoland, Germany. Sure Wind's second StratCAT 26 vessel, Sure Dynamic, has also completed sea trials in Vietnam and is […]