Wind Energy – CTV
Danish crew transfer vessel operator World Marine Offshore (WMO) has contracted Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal AS to build two second generation Wavecraft™ crew transfer vessels.
Both vessels will be delivered from Umoe Mandal in 2023.
WMO also entered into bareboat charter agreements for two similar vessels that are owned by the Umoe Group. Three of the four vessels will go on contract with Ørsted.
“Our Wavecraft vessels are unique as they are heave compensated and probably the most efficient crew transfer vessels in the world. They can transfer personnel in wave heights up to 2.5 metres and are capable of 40-45 knots service speed. WMO and Ørsted are the most experienced users of these air-cushioned catamarans. To receive further orders from the companies who are most familiar with this vessel type confirms their confidence in the vessels’ performance and quality,” says Tom Harald Svennevig, CEO of Umoe Mandal.
Upon completion, the two newbuild vessels will enter service for Ørsted on wind farms located on UK’s east coast.
All Wavecraft™ vessels are based on an air-cushion catamaran design, which guarantees rapid transit time, excellent seakeeping and passenger comfort, superior fuel economy and reduced environmental footprint.
The Wavecraft™ vessels of the Sprinter 28 design is 27.5 metres long and 10.4 metres wide. It carries up to 24 passengers, plus four crew.