CWind Hybrid SES will enable Ørsted to deliver and service windfarms on green energy (Source: CWind)

Dutch offshore wind parks to be served by new hybrid crew transfer vessel

Britain’s Wight Shipyard has a contract from offshore wind park service provider CWind to build a hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV). The vessel will have a hybrid surface effect ship (SES) concept.

The new CTV will operate from the Dutch port of Vlissingen and serve offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2. It will be able to operate in 2m wave heights in heavy seas, working with reduced fuel burn and CO₂emissions.

The contract follows the signing of a long-term charter contract agreement by CWind with customer Orsted for the delivery of the SES. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered in 2020.
It will be powered by 1,600-kW diesel engines, which can be battery-boosted up to 1,500 kW. The 22m-long SES will have a beam of 8.9m, forward deck space of 30sq.m and a maximum speed of 38 knots. With a 24-passenger capacity, the CTV features two catamaran hulls with the area between the hulls closed by flexible rubber fingers in the bow and an inflated rubber bag in the stern.

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