GE Renewable Energy has placed an order with the joint venture of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Tidal Transit for two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in France.
The joint venture LD Tide selected naval architects MAURIC to design the CTVs and French shipyard OCEA to construct them.
Construction will start in 2021, with commissioning scheduled for 2022.
The vessels will be able to accommodate 24 technicians and three crew members and will have a service speed of up to 25kn.
Saint-Nazaire, also known as Parc du Banc de Guérande, will comprise 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines manufactured in France and scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2022, when it will become France’s first commercial offshore wind farm.