Wind Energy – CTV
Norwegian service operation vessel (C/SOV) provider and operator Edda Wind has launched a Daughter Craft crew transfer vessel (CTV) designed by Chartwell Marine.
The innovative new vessel has been built by Alicat Workboats and named Boreas Worker.
It was built on behalf of Astilleros Gondan SA before entering service for operator Edda Wind, as part of the firm’s contract during commissioning and construction of the first phase of major UK offshore wind farm Dogger Bank Wind Farm.
The 12-metre CTV, which will work in conjunction with Edda Wind’s fleet of hydrogen-ready commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) on site, is the first of a new catamaran Daughter Craft design to be commissioned.
The Chartwell Daughter Craft responds to the need in the offshore wind support market for low-emissions, cost-effective vessels, with the catamaran’s optimised hull form offering efficient fuel use as well as stability and manoeuvrability in choppy waters.
Boreas Worker has a capacity of 12 personnel.
Boreas Worker will form a versatile addition to Edda Wind’s fleet as it supports Phase A of construction this spring.
The design forms part of Chartwell’s expanded offshore wind support vessel range, which has seen orders from across Europe, Asia, and the USA since its launch in June 2022.