UK-based vessel owner High Speed Transfers (HST) has confirmed a contract for three innovative crew transfer vessels
The company has ordered two BARTech 30 crew transfer vessels (CTVs) designed by BAR Technologies and an additional hybrid Chartwell 24 CTV with BAR Technologies’ Foil Optimised Stability System (FOSS). The vessels will be built at Diverse Marine, on the Isle of Wight, UK.
The vessels will all have the same layout of the console, seating and bridge, adhering to HST’s safety specifications and ensuring operational familiarity for crew and passengers.
All three vessels will be equipped with Reygar’s BareFLEET technology to give HST a granular view of fuel use and operational efficiency, delivering savings to clients and using data to demonstrate the concrete benefits of the vessel platforms to windfarm operations.
HST chief executive Tom Nevin said, “Offshore wind owners and operators have shown a real appetite for efficient, low-carbon vessel platforms.
“It is exciting to work with vessel designers such as BAR Technologies and Chartwell Marine who understand what the industry needs and have the expertise to deliver next-generation designs without over-complicating the vessels. BAR Technologies’ FOSS is fast becoming a ‘must have’ and we are keen to demonstrate the capabilities of our new vessels to the market.”
BAR Technologies chief executive John Cooper said, “Offshore wind is about to enter a new era, but the sector needs to be ready for rapid growth – and this means building out a solid fleet.
“We are proud to support forward-looking vessel operators such as HST as they tackle the challenges of future offshore wind operations head-on by adopting the latest innovations in vessel design.”
Mr Cooper concluded, “Decarbonisation is the next great challenge for the offshore wind sector as it continues to expand into new markets.
“A crucial element of net-zero in offshore wind is reducing emissions in its maritime supply chain, using hydrodynamic expertise to deliver vessel platforms designed to reduce energy waste, opening the door to battery-electric drivetrains and cutting the carbon footprint of existing fuels.”
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