UK: CWind Grows Charter Fleet

CWind Grows Charter Fleet

CWind’s charter fleet is continuing to grow in response to continued high demand for its offshore wind farm vessels and services. The CWind Adventure, a CTruk 20T workboat, is the latest addition to the fleet. The vessel, an innovative evolution of the successful original design by CTruk, was named at an informal ceremony in Brightlingsea, Essex on March 1st.

The new vessel uses a modular three-section-pod, comprising wheel house, accommodation pod and porch module giving it greater operational flexibility, while retaining its notable fuel-efficiency. CWind fleet director Dave Quested commented, “CWind Adventure will join our fleet of boats working in both the construction and O&M phases of the offshore wind sector. This workboat’s operational flexibility means we can undertake a wide variety of tasks, such as crew transfer, generator management, refuelling, inspection services and others.”

CWind Adventure will deploy as part of CWind’s charter fleet under their well-known boat share scheme skippered by Peter Richards with 9 years’ experience of working in the industry, having worked on wind farms in the UK, Scotland, Holland and Denmark and using a range of different vessels. Peter Richards commented: “I have worked in the industry for several years; it is fantastic to now to do so as a co-owner of a versatile proven workboat and to know that I am going straight out on contract.”


CWind, March 3, 2013