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NEW CTV MEETS DEMANDS FROM OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY

NEW CTV MEETS DEMANDS FROM OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY

Monday, April 12, 2021 

Singapore-based Strategic Marine’s latest crew transfer vessel (CTV) design, known as the Strat Cat 27 (SC27) has been launched to meet the increasing demands from the offshore wind industry and offers enhanced vessel capabilities with a reduced environmental footprint and hybrid drive options.

Strategic Marine Technical Manager Greg Daniel said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the SC27 following a close and collaborative approach with our design partner BMT. It is technically advanced with multiple upgrades and propulsion options providing excellent flexibility for our customers.”

The SC27 is an evolution of the Strat Cat 26 and draws on Strategic Marine’s experience of building more than 20 CTV’s as well as feedback from customers availability of new technologies. The upgraded SC27 has an improved hull design that maximises the waterline length. This improves the operational efficiency across a range of loading conditions thereby reducing emissions and fuel consumption. It is designed for flexibility and can be fitted with various engine makes and can reach in excess of 30 knots at full speed. To cater for the different operating areas around the world, owners can choose between several options on the propulsion system, deck cranes, active fender system, ride control etc. 

The bridge deck layout has been enhanced with improved visibility from the helm and an ergonomic layout to increase comfort for the bridge crew. Through real life feedback from vessel operators, internal arrangements have been optimised for improved comfort and workflow with ample storage space, comfortable sleeping areas and business class seating. The SC27 is offered with two superstructure options for either 24 or 12 technicians. The larger asymmetric version offers a 30% area increase in the main deck cabin compared with the Strat Cat 26 while the smaller version provides the vessel with less than 200gt which in some jurisdictions allows for reduced crew numbers and therefore lower OPEX. 

The SC27 is designed to reduce both the risk of infectious disease and any impact on the environment and can meet relevant Classification Society biosafety and environmentally friendly notations, including Green Passport for ship recycling giving assurance that the safety of people and the environment remains top priority.

Strategic Marine CEO Chan Eng Yew said: “Kudos to our product development team which has been hard at work upgrading our best-selling StratCat with new and improved solutions to better fit operator needs. The SC27 offers valuable cost savings and efficiency gains which further improves the value Strategic Marine can offer our customers.”

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