US-based Atlantic Wind Transfer’s new crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor has been rolled out on the lift dock at Blount Boats, ready for launch
The Chartwell Marine-designed CTV will be heading to the Coastal Virginia Offshore Windfarm (CVOW), the first offshore windfarm built in Federal waters in the US, to work on behalf of Dominion Energy, supporting two Siemens Gamesa turbines 43 km off Virginia Beach.
Atlantic Wind Transfers operates Atlantic Pioneer, the first and currently only operational CTV in the US. Atlantic Pioneer supports the operations and maintenance of five turbines at the Block Island Windfarm, the first offshore windfarm in the US.
Speaking to OWJ earlier in 2020, Atlantic Wind Transfer founder and chief executive Charles Donadio said, “This next-generation Jones Act-compliant CTV design will meet all US Coast Guard regulations and certifications to operate up to 241 km offshore.”
The new CTV is a version of the Chartwell 24 that has been modified to comply with US regulations and operational conditions.