Classification society DNV has issued Approval in Principle (AiP) to U.S. yard All American Marine and marine architect Teknicraft for a concept design of a new type of crew transfer vessel (CTV).
The 28m-long vessel has a high projected speed of 29 knots fully laden. The concept will incorporate Hamilton Jet’s parallel hybrid EHX system using Hamilton HTX waterjets, powered by four MAN2862 LE 438 Tier 4 engines. The EHX system will allow for zero-emissions operations when using battery power and will enable both station keeping and slow-speed operations, as well as boosted power when needed.
The vessel design concept is based on the MO1, a proven vessel from Teknicraft Design which was built in 2013 to support the North Sea offshore wind market. The new concept design incorporates substantial updates and modifications, with the hybrid power system among its most noteworthy.
As the exclusive builder for Teknicraft Design in North America, All American Marine plans to offer the design in the fast-expanding U.S. offshore wind market.
All American Marine and Teknicraft awarded AiP for CTV design