CWind, the offshore support services provider that is part of Global Marine Group, has signed a long-term agreement with Dalby Offshore
The agreement will see CWind immediately add four new vessels to its fleet with the option of an additional two vessels later in 2020.
Supported throughout negotiations by vessel procurement advisor Colebrook Offshore, CWind has already chartered some of the new vessels following a quick turnaround by marine engineering company Alicat Workboats.
The new vessels have been renamed and registered to CWind’s East of England hub in Grimsby, where they will operate in support of several different offshore windfarms.
The new vessels range from 20 m to 26.5 m in length, with one of them able to carry 24 passengers and two carrying 12 passengers each.
The remaining 12-passenger vessel, CWind Voyager, will be upgraded to accommodate 24 passengers following completion of its current charter.
CWind Navigator is one of the most highly specified 2610 vessels on the market following conversion for the European offshore wind market.
CWind Traveller is a high-powered and capable vessel with the same capabilities of many larger vessels due to increased engine power.
CWind Renegade, a 23-m vessel, is in the process of being transferred to Bureau Veritas class for an upcoming 18-month charter for a major European developer.
CWind managing director Nat Allison said, “We are delighted to have reached this long-term agreement with Dalby Offshore. The expansion and development of our fleet is key to both our own success and the operational integrity of our clients’ assets.”
Dalby Offshore managing director Stuart McNiven said, “We are very pleased with this agreement, particularly in light of the difficult period we are all facing in the marine industry and the larger business community. These vessels are of a high quality and will certainly add a new dimension to CWind’s fleet.”