Työvene breaks into the offshore wind sector

Työvene has secured an order for three hybrid-ready SWATH CTVs from the Scottish company Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) LTD (MCS). This order marks the entry for Työvene into the rapidly growing offshore wind market.

The first of Työvene’s SWATHs will be delivered to Maritime Craft Services in the spring of 2025.

SWATH designs are highly sophisticated and only a few ship builders around the world have the required know-how to build them, says Nils P. Olschner, Director Sales and Business Development at Työvene, a shipyard of Nordic Yards Group.

The type of ship that we are building in close cooperation with Ad Hoc Marine Designs is a crew transfer vessel (CTV). It can transport up to 24 service technicians to and from offshore wind turbines in the North Sea and carry an additional 30 tons of deadweight, says Nils P. Olschner. All units will be hybrid-ready for easy and cost-efficient retrofitting of hybrid equipment. They will also be the first vessels in the offshore wind industry equipped with ballast water treatment plants.

“The major advantage of the SWATH design and its superior response to high seas is that the vessel can operate up to an extra 100 days a year compared to a conventional catamaran that has to stay in port in rough weather,” said Menno Kuyt, commercial director at Maritime Craft Services.

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