Crew Transfer Vessels News


Offshore Vessel Charging System Passes Harbor Tests

Mar 15, 2023

UK-based marine electrical engineering company MJR Power and Automation on Tuesday announced the successful harbor trials of its platform-mounted automated offshore power and charging system.The offshore power and charging system is designed to convert energy delivered directly from the offshore wind farm, and enable all heavy hybrid and electric crew transfer vessels and other offshore support vessels to connect and get powered by electricity generated directly by offshore wind turbines…

Chartwell Marine and VARD Partner on 55-Meter Offshore Wind Craft

Oct 03, 2023

UK-based offshore vessel designer Chartwell Marine has partnered with a designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, VARD, to introduce the Midi-SOV: a 'revolutionary' 55-meter offshore wind craft. 'Coming to both the US and European markets in 2024…

Artemis Technologies Unveils 'Revitalized' Crew Transfer Vessel

Aug 16, 2023

Artemis Technologies on Thursday announced what it described as 'the latest evolution' of the Artemis EF-12 Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) and daughter craft, featuring a revitalized design that, the company says, raises the bar for crew comfort and operational excellence during offshore missions…

Reygar's Tech Helps HST Marine's Hybrid CTVs to Lower Emissions and Boost Efficiency

Aug 09, 2023

Swansea-based HST Marine, a Purus Wind company, is using Reygar’s BareFLEET technology to understand and report on the performance of its hybrid Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), and reduce emissions.The company currently has four hybrid CTVs in operation with three more soon to enter service…

NYK Commences Operation of CTV for Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 13, 2023

NYK has delivered Rera As, an NYK-owned crew transport vessel (CTV), to Siemens Gamesa for the Ishikari Bay New Port offshore wind farm.The ClassNK certified vessel is the first CTV owned and operated by the NYK Group and is largest gross tonnage…

Hybrid Crew Transfer Vessel WINDEA ONE Joins Orsted's North Sea Wind Farm Fleet

Jun 26, 2023

The first 32m parallel hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV) designed by Incat Crowther for Emden-based EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has been delivered, with the vessel already servicing Germany’s offshore wind industry.According to Incat Crowther…

MOL Group Enters CTV Business with Charter Deal for Ishikari Bay New Port Wind Farm

Jun 15, 2023

Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Line has concluded a time charter contract with Shimizu Corporation for two crew transfer vessels (CTV) for an offshore wind farm at Ishikari Bay New Port. 'This marks the MOL Group’s first entry into the CTV business. In addition…

Mainstay Marine to Build Crew Transfer Vessel for Seacat Services

Jun 13, 2023

Offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has partnered up with marine engineering firm Mainstay Marine Solutions, to build the 20th vessel in its fleet, and the fifth Seacat Chartwell Ambitious design.The partnership comes amidst ongoing complexities in the UK shipbuilding market…

Crew Transfer Vessel Arrives in Japan to Serve Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Project

Apr 25, 2023

A new crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the Ishikari Bay New Port offshore wind farm in Hokkaido Prefecture arrived in Japan from Singapore on April 19, Japan's NYK has informed. The vessel is named “Rera As.”After completing its sea trials, the…

Strategic Marine Commissions Study on Hybrid CTVs

Apr 19, 2023

Singapore-based boat builder Strategic Marine has commissioned a study to compare the efficiency of traditional diesel-powered and hybrid-powered crew transfer vessels (CTV).The study, to be conducted by the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development…

Southeast Asia's "First" Hybrid CTV Handed Over to HST Marine at Strategic Marine New Shipyard

Mar 29, 2023

Shipbuilder Strategic Marine on Wednesday unveiled a new shipyard featuring a 5,000-DWT dry dock and a 6,000-DWT slipway. The company said it had also handed over Southeast Asia’s first hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV) to HST Marine, and unveiled the Gen-4 One fast crew boat (FCB)…

Offshore Charging and Electric Foiling Vessels to Cut Emissions from Offshore Wind Operations

Mar 15, 2023

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is driving forward decarbonization in the maritime industry after winning two projects in the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) round 2, funded by the Department for Transport…

Damen, Ampelmann JV Nets 2-Year Fast Crew Supplier Deal with Petrobras

Feb 27, 2023

OceanXpress, a crew change joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Ampelmann, recently secured a two-year offshore support contract in cooperation with Compagnie Maritime Monégasque (CMM) with Petrobras off the coast of Brazil.The Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 Aqua Helix…

Strategic Marine, HST Marine Pen MoU for Construction of Three CTVs

Feb 21, 2023

Aluminium vessel builder Strategic Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding with Purus Wind’s UK-based crew transfer vessel owner HST Marine, to build three Brevity-class crew transfer vessels. The agreement binds the two parties to negotiations…

Funding Granted for "World’s First" Vessel Charging Station within Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 16, 2023

A renewable energy technology consortium has secured £1.5 million funding to what they say is 'the world’s first offshore charging station within a UK wind farm.'The funding was awarded as part of the UK's Department for Transport and Innovate…

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