Two Incat Crowther-designed crew transfer vessels (CTVs) have been delivered to WINDEA CTV, a U.S.-based joint venture owned by MidOcean Wind and Hornblower Wind.
The new BV-classed vessels, WINDEA Intrepid and WINDEA Courageous, are capable of transporting 24 technicians each as well as a 50-ton deadweight and feature a dedicated internal storage space, says the company. The vessels are additionally designed with an elevated wheelhouse and deck space for cargo carriage.
WINDEA Intrepid was built by Louisiana-based shipyard Gulf Craft and WINDEA Courageous, was built by St. Johns Ship Building in Florida. The third and fourth vessels in the series are under construction at St. Johns Ship Building and construction of the fifth vessel is well underway at Breaux Brothers in Louisiana.
“The delivery of these two new CTVs builds on Incat Crowther’s proven track record of designing state-of-the-art, operationally efficient and flexible CTVs for operators servicing the expanding global offshore wind industry,” says Incat Crowther’s Grant Pecoraro.
“The design and construction of these 30-meter CTVs has been a collaborative effort with MidOcean Wind and the respective builders ensuring the design is tailored specifically to meet the unique set of domestic regulations in the US. We are incredibly grateful that MidOcean Wind entrusted Incat Crowther to design this new fleet of vessels, and we are pleased that vessel performance has exceeded the contractual requirements.”