Strategic Marine to Construct Four New Vessels Based on BMT’s Z-Bow Design for Ventus Marine

Strategic Marine to Construct Four New Vessels Based on BMT’s Z-Bow Design for Ventus Marine

(IN BRIEF) Ventus Marine, a major player in offshore wind, has opted for BMT’s Z-Bow 27m Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) design to bolster its fleet, contracting Strategic Marine for the construction of four vessels. These vessels, tailored for demanding offshore conditions, will incorporate advanced features like the Z-Bow Hull for improved efficiency and BMT’s Active Fender System® for safe transfers. Two vessels will navigate Taiwan’s offshore wind markets, equipped to handle typhoon conditions, while the other two, destined for European operations, will meet stringent MCA Work Boat Code standards. The collaboration underscores a commitment to innovation and sustainability in the offshore wind industry.

(PRESS RELEASE) TEDDINGTON, 11-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT Group Ltd (BMT), a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering, science, and technology company, announces that Ventus Marine, a key player in the offshore wind industry, has decided to adopt BMT’s Z-Bow 27m Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) design for the construction of four new vessels by Strategic Marine. This strategic move aims to bolster Ventus Marine’s fleet capacity in response to the growing demands of the offshore wind market, highlighting a collaborative effort between Ventus Marine, Njord Offshore, BMT, and Strategic Marine to propel innovation in maritime solutions.

The four vessels will integrate BMT’s cutting-edge features, including the Z-Bow Hull for enhanced seakeeping and efficiency, BMT’s Active Fender System® for safe transfers, and advanced propulsion systems tailored to the specific operational needs of the offshore wind sector.

Two of these vessels, slated for deployment in Taiwan’s offshore wind market under Njord Marine Ltd, are meticulously designed to withstand challenging conditions, including typhoon scenarios. Equipped with the Z-Bow Hull and CPP propulsor, these vessels promise superior seakeeping, high transfer speeds, and enhanced crew comfort.

Meanwhile, the remaining two vessels, operated by Njord Offshore Ltd and destined for European operations, will feature IPS propulsion and adhere to the new MCA Work Boat Code Edition 3 standards.

Martin Bissuel, Head of Sales Commercial Maritime at BMT, expressed enthusiasm about the project, highlighting BMT’s commitment to maritime innovation and sustainable operations within the offshore wind support sector. He emphasized the company’s dedication to excellence in design and naval architecture, underlining the collaborative effort with Njord Offshore in delivering these vessels.

Mr. Chan Eng Yew, CEO of Strategic Marine, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the company’s dedication to excellence and innovation in the maritime domain. He expressed gratitude for the trust placed in Strategic Marine by Ventus Marine, foreseeing future collaborations between the two entities.

The collaboration between Ventus Marine, BMT, Njord Offshore, and Strategic Marine signifies a collective endeavor to enhance operational efficiency, sustainability, and crew comfort within the offshore wind industry.

BMT, renowned for its expertise in naval architecture and marine design consultancy, boasts a portfolio of over 70 proven Offshore Wind Support Vessel designs. The company’s specialist team, comprising agile naval architects, engineers, and project managers, is committed to research and development, aiming to elevate vessel operability and minimize environmental impact.

Ventus Marine’s adoption of BMT’s Z-Bow design underscores the industry’s shift towards innovation and sustainability, setting new standards in maritime design and engineering. Attendees of Seawork 2024 in Southampton can learn more about BMT’s consultancy services and vessel designs at stand G17.

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