Posted on June 10, 2021
Singapore shipyard Strategic Marine has successfully delivered a pair of 27m CTVs to WEM Marine Ltd, a UK-based offshore support vessel provider.
This is WEM’s first order with the Strategic Marine Group.
“With 23 CTV’s now delivered to offshore wind vessel operators and more than 10 years in this market our team have been able to deliver two of our best ever vessels to service the growing renewable energy market.” said Mr. Chan Eng Yew, CEO of Strategic Marine.
“This is also the first time we have offered comprehensive and flexible financial solutions for both pre and post-delivery for our clients as part of the project which is something we are looking to expand going forward.”
The CTVs were both built in Singapore and construction proceeded smoothly despite COVID restrictions and was completed according to schedule. The 27m crew transfer vessels have been designed to meet the specific requirements of WEM who intends to deploy the vessels in UK and European waters.
The vessels are powered by two Caterpillar C32 engines driving fixed pitch propellers. 24 technicians and three crew can be comfortably accommodated onboard and personnel transfer to the wind turbines is facilitated by a patented active fendering system.
By Jake Frith