Hampshire, UK-based Chartwell Marine has revealed a new crew transfer vessel (CTV) design for the international offshore wind markets.
The catamaran design has been developed in conjunction with CTV operators, wind farm owners, and turbine manufacturers, responding directly to lessons learnt in the construction and long-term operations and maintenance phases of European projects.
The vessel will be capable of carrying 24 industrial personnel alongside a crew of 3 to 6. It will also have the largest CTV foredeck in the market, ensuring full all-round visibility.
It will be equipped with four engines plus options for hybrid propulsion.
Safety-related innovations will include a free-step deck that almost entirely eliminates trip hazards and purpose-designed walkways with handrails and sliding safety rails positioned for safe, effective, and repeatable crew transfer.