General – CTVs
Strategic Marine has successfully delivered two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to WEM Marine.
The new 27m vessels (built to the company’s Stratcat 26 design) are the very first CTVs to be launched from Strategic Marine’s new shipyard on Benoi Road in Singapore.
WEM 5 and WEM 6 have been designed to meet the operational requirements of UK and European waters where they will go into service. The vessels are powered by two Caterpillar C32 engines driving fixed pitch propellers providing a robust and efficient propulsion system.
When fully operational, 24 technicians and six crew can be comfortably accommodated onboard and personnel transfer to the wind turbines is facilitated by a patented active fendering system. WEM 5 and WEM 6 are sister vessels to two CTVs delivered to WEM Marine in the summer of 2021 and all four have been delivered on schedule and to budget, despite the challenges of the global pandemic.