Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd, a Singapore based shipbuilder and part of Strategic Marine Holdings Pte Ltd, recently delivered a pair of 27m (88'6") CTVs to WEM Marine Ltd, a UK-based offshore support vessel (OSV) provider with a growing fleet servicing the renewable offshore wind energy sector. This is WEM’s first order with the Strategic Marine Group.
“We are delighted to deliver these new CTVs to WEM as it is a significant milestone for us as we continue to build our track record in the renewable energy sector,” Chan Eng Yew, CEO of Strategic Marine, said in a prepared statement. “With 23 CTV’s now delivered to offshore wind vessel operators and more than 10 years in this market our team have been able to deliver two of our best ever vessels to service the growing renewable energy market.”
The CTVs were both built in Singapore and construction proceeded smoothly despite Covid restrictions and was completed according to schedule. The crew transfer vessels have been designed to meet the specific requirements of WEM who intends to deploy the vessels in UK and European waters. “This is also the first time we have offered comprehensive and flexible financial solutions for both pre and post-delivery for our clients as part of the project which is something we are looking to expand going forward,” said Yew.
The vessels are powered by two Caterpillar C32 engines driving fixed pitch propellers providing a robust and efficient propulsion system. 24 technicians and three crew can be comfortably accommodated onboard and personnel transfer to the wind turbines is facilitated by a patented active fendering system.
“We are very pleased to receive these state-of-the-art CTVs on time and to our specification from our partners and friends at Strategic Marine,” David Ford, managing director of WEM Marine Ltd said. “The company is well known for building industry leading CTVs for the offshore wind industry and throughout our dealings with them, they have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism.”
“Working with specialised companies such Strategic Marine and WEM is an honour,” Paolo Moretti, CEO of RINA Services commented. “The construction supervision and the classification process were smooth and a chance to cooperate with highly skilled experts. RINA is committed to support the expanding renewable energy market with its deep knowledge of the sector and experience.”