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Lessons learned from the prolific increase in building workboats for the offshore wind farm sector can benefit the military user, according to CTruk CEO Andy White. White told the audience at a Royal Institute of Naval Architects conference entitled Warships 2015: Future Surface Vessels that developments in vessel design, construction and operation as a result of […]
South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announce the launch and commissioning of its 57th offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Caernarfon Bay’. The vessel is the first of the South Catamaran 19m WFSV designs to be delivered and features a host of developments. Built for Turbine Transfers Ltd. the vessel has passaged to a contract in […]
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced further collaboration with Turbine Transfers, one of the leading providers of Windfarm Support Vessels (WSVs), on its latest unique development – the design of a 19m WSV utilising the Voith Linear Jet. The Voith Linear Jet (VLJ) is an innovative propulsor unit developed […]
South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announced the launch and commissioning of its 52nd offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Abersoch Bay’ to Turbine Transfers Ltd. Designed as a technology demonstration vessel to ‘live test’ new solutions for the industry, ‘Abersoch Bay’ incorporates equipment that will be fitted as standard to the new range of South […]
Building on its initial success in the renewable energy market, Austal has confirmed a contract for a fourth wind farm support vessel for Turbine Transfers Limited. The order is the first for a new Austal design which will enable safer and more efficient offshore wind turbine service. Welcoming the follow-up order from the UK-based company, […]
Van Oord, the renowned, globally operating dredging, marine and offshore contractor from the Netherlands has engaged the Sietas shipyard in Hamburg for the final fitting-out and commissioning of its new flexible fallpipe vessel, “Stornes”. This special offshore vessel was transferred to the port of Hamburg from the Chinese Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd.. She […]
Turbine Transfers Ltd, one of the leading providers of support vessels to the offshore windfarm industry, based in Holyhead, has chosen BMT Nigel Gee Ltd as the designers of its new series of multi-purpose Wind Farm Support Vessels. BMT Nigel Gee Ltd is a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering […]
Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with High Speed Transfers (HST) for a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 during the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg.
High Speed Transfers (HST) held a naming ceremony for its Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 on 3 July in Southampton, where the Seawork 2018 exhibition is currently taking place.
Damen Shipyards Group is rolling out a new Fast Crew Supplier class – the FCS 2710 – an upgraded version of its FCS 2610. The first FCS 2710 is already under construction at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and will be delivered to High Speed Transfers (HST) in July 2018.
The newly built Damen FCS 2710 vessel HST Sofia has departed Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey and is en route to her first project, High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) said. The UK-based company did not disclose what project HST Sofia will be working on. HST Sofia, ordered in September 2018, is the second Damen FCS 2710 […]
High Speed Transfers’ (HST) new fast crew supply vessel HST Sofia is carrying out short trials offshore Turkey, where it is under construction at Damen Shipyards. According to HST, the trials are being conducted off the coast of Antalya before the vessel undergoes a week of testing ahead of delivery. Damen Shipyards floated out the newbuild vessel […]
High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) has entered into a partnership with Boston Line & Services for offshore wind in the U.S. In the partnership, HST will bring its experience from the European crew transfer vessel (CTV) market and the Massachusetts-based company will provide its services and local content. “There is a definite synergy between the businesses and […]
Damen Shipyards has floated out High Speed Transfers’ (HST) new fast crew supply vessel HST Sofia. According to the UK-based company, the vessel is scheduled for delivery in five weeks. HST Sofia, for which a contract was signed in September last year, represents the second FCS 2710 vessel HST ordered with Damen and is being built to the same specifications as HST Hudson. […]
High Speed Transfers (HST) has posted a photo of its fast crew supply vessel HST Sofia taking shape at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey. HST Sofia, for which the two companies signed a contract in September 2018, represents the second FCS 2710 vessel HST ordered with Damen. The new vessel, scheduled to be delivered this March, is being built […]
Damen has signed a contract with High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) for the delivery of a third fast crew supply vessel. HST Harri, which belongs to the FCS 2710 class that Damen unveiled in May 2018, is expected to be delivered in September this year. The FCS 2710 class is capable of carrying 26 passengers, twice more than […]
Acta Marine’s first 24-passenger capacity crew transfer vessel (CTV) Offshore Wielingen is currently working at the Arkona offshore wind farm, which marks its first mobilization.
FlyShip, a Germany-based company which made news in 2016 with its novel (air)craft, has announced that it is about to receive its first order and will subsequently start producing first crafts of the FS-100 class. Upon informing of the upcoming order, FlyShip said it was looking at offshore wind crew transfer operations as one of the areas where its technology could be used.
Acta Marine’s walk-to-work (W2W) and service operations vessel (SOV) Acta Auriga has completed its sea trials. During the sea trials, the vessel was tested at maximum forward and backward speed, where the aftward speed featuring the X-Stern exceeded 12.5 knots and the registered forward speed exceeded 13.5 knots, Acta Marine said. In addition, the company said […]
Windcat Workboats Our vessels have a proven operational track record in the offshore wind industry, having worked in England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Sweden. With our fleet of 43 dedicated Crew Transfer Vessels and over 16 years experience we have the largest fleet of specialist crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind industry globally and we can offer our clients the […]
Braveheart Marine B.V. By deploying fast, high performance vessels for this purpose, they are able to operate very competitively. The vessels are equipped to gather data at a speed of no less than 20 knots, with a maximum wave height of 3.50 meters. Special depth measurements are done allowing clients to effectively manage working processes […]
Wind Farm Support Vessels (WFSVs) have increased in size in the last twelve months following the changes to the UK and German codes and regulations which allowed the vessels to be longer than 24-metre load line and to carry more than 12 technicians, and the trend is set to continue, according to Ed Dudson, Technical Director at […]
Massachusetts-based Imtra has recently delivered a searchlight, wipers and LED lights to the first US-flagged offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel (CTV) – the Atlantic Pioneer. Imtra has supplied the Colorlight CL20 high-output searchlight, Decca Straight Line wiper system, and LED deck, interior and engine room lights for the Blount Boats-built, 69-foot CTV. The vessel was locally […]
Bureau Veritas has developed guidelines for walk-to-work (W2W) motion compensated Offshore Access Systems (OAS), which are used to transfer personnel to and from offshore installations. Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice-President and Head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas, said: “With these new guidelines the regulatory gap into which personnel transfer between offshore support vessels and offshore installations […]
ESNA, a Norwegian designer of air cushioned catamarans and Surface Effect Ships (SES), has received grants totalling NOK 3.5 million (approx. EUR 370,000) to develop the next generation SES for offshore service operations. ESNA received a NOK 3 million grant from the Regional Research Council Agder, and a NOK 500,000 grant from Sørlandet Knowledge Foundation. The grants run from […]
The young offshore wind energy sector is making a far greater use of vessels than the older oil and gas sector ever did. Following the self-elevating crane vessels, or selfpropelled jack platforms with cranes, or Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs), this sector has taken the lead in the development of a second innovative vessel, namely the walk to work vessel. There are people […]