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Ad Hoc Marine Designs has introduced a new 41m Walk to Work (W2W) SWATH Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV), capable of being at sea for up to two weeks with 24 technicians onboard, accommodated in their own individual cabins.
We are working with several shipyards on developing a new, larger crew transfer vessel (CTV) which could operate for up to 14 days offshore, Jan Reier Arends, Owner and Managing Director of SeaZip Offshore Service, said.
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (BOWL) has begun the works on the disused corner of Wick Harbour which will become the base for the crew transfer vessels (CTVs) working on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm.
Ørsted has awarded MH-O&Co with contracts to supply three crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to Ørsted’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One located off Grimsby in the UK part of North Sea.
Vattenfall is seeking crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to assist during the construction and operations and maintenance of the 406MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm in the Danish North Sea.
At the time this article was being written, almost 45 per cent of the purpose built crew transfer vessels in the offshore wind industry were owned or operated by eleven British companies and one Anglo-Dutch company, with 74 of the vessels owned or operated by one of two companies, Turbine Transfers Ltd. and Windcat Workboats. Turbine Transfers is a wholly owned […]
Njord Offshore has taken delivery of two 26-metre, 24 passenger crew transfer vessels (CTVs), one of which will be available for demonstration sea trials at Seawork International trade show in Southampton from 14 to 16 June. The UK company now has 15 CTVs of 21m and 26m in its fleet, with six of its 26m CTVs […]
Skegness RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat was called out yesterday morning when a yacht sent out a Mayday distress call off the Lincolnshire coast. The two-man crew of the yacht Dolphin of Rhu were on passage from Wells, on the Norfolk coast, to Grimsby when they began taking on water and suffered engine failure about […]
Turbine Transfers Ltd has reported healthy activity in the Crew Transfer Vessel market after winning new contracts and gaining extensions to existing deals from several major customers. The Wales-based company will shortly be sending six CTVs to the Ijsselmeer to work on Siemen’s new Westermeerwind Wind Farm Project, the largest near-shore wind farm in the […]
South Boats IOW, the UK’s foremost manufacturer of state of the art Wind Farm Service Vessels (WFSV), has launched its first of class South Cat 26m named ‘Seacat Intrepid’ for Seacat Services Ltd. The all new South Cat 26m is the first new design to benefit from the extensive testing programme carried out to understand […]
A new vessel has been deployed at the Meerwind Süd/Ost offshore wind farm site. Namely, Seewind 1 is carrying out crew transfers from and to the offshore wind farm’s substation near Helgoland, North Sea, Germany. WindMW, a joint-venture between Blackstone Energy Partners and Windland Energieerzeugungs GmbH completed the construction of the wind farm and the […]
Windwave Workboats have launched Susie S, the first of the new Damen FCS 2008 crew transfer vessels at Seawork. The vessel, the first of this type from Damen, is a 20m, Bureau Veritas classed, aluminium catamaran utilising Damen’s proven Twin Axe design. Windwave Workboats Commercial Director, Peter Scriven, together with his daughter Susie Scriven, christened the vessel. […]
OPUS has taken over three formerly bareboat-chartered crew transfer vessels (“SOLWAY”, “DEVERON” and “CARBOCLYDE”) from Fintry Marine Ltd. (Isle of Man). “As the exclusive agent of our British partner TURBINE TRANSFERS we provide chartering service for a fleet of 45 crew transfer vessels in German waters since many years. Now with the completed acquisition of […]
Alicat have launched their second next generation vessel following the launch of the 22m DNV Class Dalby Aire in the summer. This 19m vessel, named Solway Challenger, is powered by two MAN V12 engines and Rolls Royce water jets. Emphasis has again been made on greater foredeck working space and both vessels can comfortably carry a […]
Strategic Marine, a leading specialist shipbuilder in Asia, announced that Njord Offshore, UK fleet operator of Crew Transfer Vessels for the growing European offshore windfarm sector, has officially confirmed the option for two more high performance crew transfer and service vessels, taking the total order to eight vessels. Tom Mehew of Njord Offshore said: “The […]
At the end of June 2013, Knut Gerdes, CEO of EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH, signed the sales contract for the service crew transfer vessels Emswind and Emsstrom. “With the Emswind and the Emsstrom, we did the first successful steps in the offshore business in 2007. Both vessels did a great job in the past and […]
Gardline, one of the leading vessel service providers for the offshore renewables sector, has been awarded a one year contract to supply two crew transfer vessels to Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited. RWE Innogy’s flagship Gwynt y Môr development is currently one of the largest in construction anywhere in Europe. A €2billion (EURO) […]
South Boats IOW Ltd. announced the launch and commissioning of the offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Freddie S’. The vessel is a first of class South Catamaran 17.5m Vigilante design and has been delivered to Windwave Workboats Ltd. Windwave Workboats has been delivering offshore wind farm support services since 2008 and its vessels have […]
Leo Hambro, Commercial Director of Tidal Transit, has announced that the company has just placed an order for the manufacture of the third, in its potential fleet of ten, innovative wind farm crew transfer vessels. To be named Tia Elizabeth, this new vessel will be built to exactly the same high specification as its two […]
P&O Maritime is currently chartering the third of its purpose built Crew Transfer Vessels the Chinook to Statoil — Scira on Sheringham Shoal. Delivered in February 2012, the Chinook will provide crew and equipment transfers on Sheringham Shoal until Q3 2012. The successful delivery of this contract is a demonstration of the technical capability of […]
On Wednesday 30th May Alicat Workboats held a naming ceremony for the third London Array Crew transfer vessel. A competition was run to name the vessel and this was won by an eight-year-old Thanet schoolgirl , as part of her prize she won a VIP family break and £500 for her school. Cerys Jones, who […]
With more than 20 years experience in the wind power industry, Dong Energy is one of the leading offshore wind farm developers in the country and Gardline, with its fleet of specialist turbine transfer vessels will be transporting personnel to and from offshore wind turbines, offshore sub-stations and other vessels at sea. Michael Martins, Coastal […]
South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announced the launch and commissioning of its 56th offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘MPI Cardenio’. The vessel is a fourth of class South Catamaran 17m and is the first of a two boat order from MPI Workboats Ltd. to be delivered. This vessel compliments the six wind farm vessels […]
South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announced the launch and commissioning of its 54th offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Iceni Pride’. The vessel is a South Catamaran 13m Rapid Response Vessel (RRV) built to fulfil a 5 year contract Iceni Marine Services has in place with Scottish & Southern Energy on their Greater Gabbard Offshore […]
Following exhaustive evaluation and various sea trials, Dalby Offshore Renewables have purchased two new crew transfer vessels from Alicat Workboats of Great Yarmouth. The 20 meter propeller driven vessels are powered by twin Caterpillar C32 1319Hp engines that deliver a top speed of over 30 knots. The well thought out interior of the vessels is […]
London Array is announcing challenge to come up with a name for the third and final crew transfer vessel being supplied by Gardline to service the wind farm from the base at Ramsgate Port. The 17m aluminium catamaran, or Alicat – specifically designed to transfer technicians to offshore sites – is due to enter service […]