U.K.-based marine services firm Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) said its newest crew transfer vessel (CTV), Manor Endurance, has embarked on its first charter supporting the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, off the U.K.’s East Coast.
The launch follows a year-long build and sea trials at the Manor Marine shipyard in the U.K. The £4 million ($5.1 million) aluminum catamaran will primarily work as a support vessel for offshore wind farm projects in Europe, following in the footsteps of sister vessel Manor Venture launched in 2017 and also built at Manor Marine.
"Using lessons learnt from the build of the Manor Venture, the Manor Endurance is suitable for a range of offshore works while embracing new hybrid technology," said Michael James, Marine Superintendent, MRE.
The 26.46-meter Manor Endurance is fitted with a 40-kilowatt hybrid electric battery system and quad 700-horsepower Volvo Penta D13 main engines driving four IPS 900 propulsion units.
Upon completion of its current charter, the Manor Endurance will be available for long-term charter from January 2021.
Length Overall: 26.46m
Maximum Draft: 2.56m
Construction Material: Aluminum
Aft Deck Space: 100m2
Fwd Deck Space: 40m2
Maximum Speed: 23 knots
Class Notation: BV Windfarm Service Ship S1 ZE
Flag: UK MGN280 Category 1
Operating Area: 150 miles offshore
Personnel: 24 pax/4 crew
Main Engines: 4 x 700hp Volvo Penta D13
Propulsion: 4 x IPS 900
Auxillary Sets: 2 x Synced 35kw Kohler generators / 40kw Hybrid Battery System
Deck Crane: Fassi 215