CTRUK FLOATS 26M SEMI-SWATH DESIGN
Mon, 09 March 2015
Essex-based CTruk is the second largest producer of CTVs (since 2012) according to a recent report by market experts 4C Offshore, ‘Wind Farm Service Vessels (WFSVs) – An Analysis of Supply and Demand’. The company’s success can be attributed to investment in design and its policy of working closely with clients to ensure that CTruk craft meet and exceed the demanding requirements of the commercial marine sector.
In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of the burgeoning European offshore wind industry, CTruk is offering what it believes to be an ideal solution, a 26m Semi-SWATH vessel in collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee.
The company plans to build this proven hull form in advanced composite, giving the enhanced seakeeping benefits of SWATH technology and the load-carrying capacity of a catamaran alongside increased power and speed gained from weight-saving composite. The 26.3m semi-SWATH design offers significant improvements in motion levels over conventional vessels and, powered by 2 x MTU 12V engines, the composite version of this proven vessel is expected to achieve 25 knots fully loaded (maximum speed 29 knots).
CTruk will enhance the design with its patented reconfigurable deck to offer three versions: Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV), 60 passenger crew supply vessel and hydrographic survey including accommodation.
CTruk representatives will attend EWEA’s Offshore 2015 event in Copenhagen this week and the company will have vessels on show at Seawork in Southampton in June, with the team on stand B9.