Published: 08 May 2019 08 May 2019
Ørsted and WindServe Marine have entered into a partnership to construct two purpose-built offshore Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), which will transport personnel for construction, maintenance, and operation from port to offshore wind farms.
The first CTV will be built by US Workboats in Hubert, North Carolina and utilised for Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project, followed by subsequent service on Northeast projects. The second CTV will be built by WindServe’s affiliate shipyard, Senesco Marine, in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, specifically for Ørsted’s and Eversource’s Revolution Wind project located off the southern New England coast. The CTVs will be a high-speed, custom design from BMT Group, built specifically for East Coast sea conditions. The first CTV is already under construction with delivery anticipated early next year. Construction of the second CTV will commence in late 2020.