A new 32-meter (105’) crew transfer vessel design from BMT features a larger deck area and increased load capacity, along with BMT’s Z-bow design for superior seakeeping ability.
“Crews’ and engineers’ safety and comfort are fundamental to BMT’s approach with this design,” the company said in announcing the design at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. “Spaces around the vessel have been carefully arranged to improve workflow.
"The wheelhouse has been designed to offer outstanding visibility to facilitate crew transfers. The superstructure is resiliently mounted and significantly reduces noise and vibration.”
The fully hybrid power design’s improved load capability will enable it to play a bigger role during offshore wind construction phases, and support larger vessels working on the projects.
It includes BMT’s patented and latest generation Active Fender System, an essential feature that enhances transfer capability in a wider range of sea states, as well as the safety of the technician transfer in challenging sea conditions and reduces the potential for impact damage to the vessel or turbine structure.
“BMT collaborates with many industry-leading shipyards around the world, meticulously working through each area of the design. Our team is a pioneer in the CTV market with over 60 vessels currently in-service in Asia, Europe and the USA. With this design we are pushing the envelope, offering a significant steppingstone towards achieving net zero,” said Jonathan Cotgreave, BMT’s lead naval architect.