WMO’s new-built vessels will enter service for Ørsted on wind farms off UK’ east coast (Source: Umoe)

Umoe Mandal contracted to deliver CTVs

Danish crew transfer vessel operator World Marine Offshore (WMO) has contracted Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal AS to build two second-generation Wavecraft™ crew transfer vessels (CTVs)of the Sprinter 28 design. In addition, WMO has entered into four-year bareboat charter agreements with the Umoe Group for the two existing Wavecraft™ vessels, Umoe Firmus and Umoe Rapid. Three of the four vessels will go on contract with Ørsted.

The Wavecraft™ vessels of the Sprinter 28 design are 27.5m long and 10.4m wide. They carry up to 24 passengers, plus four crew. They are based on an air-cushion catamaran design, to provide rapid transit time, seakeeping and passenger comfort, superior fuel economy and reduced environmental footprint. The CTVs are built in composite sandwich materials that are set to enable up to 20-30% lower fuel consumption than for example aluminium vessels, with associated reduced emission levels.

Upon completion, the two newbuild vessels will enter service for Ørsted on wind farms located on UK’s east coast. Both vessels are planned to be delivered by Umoe Mandal in 2023.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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