Chartwell Marine Orders A New Fleet Of 3 Vessels From Strategic Marine
Strategic Marine has confirmed that they have ordered three ‘Brevity’-class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) from Chartwell Marine. The Brevity-class 27-meter catamaran design forms part of the company’s new offshore wind support vessel range and has seen multiple orders in the UK and USA since its launch in June 2022.
The Brevity-class vessel, which is the latest addition to MSI Offshore’s fleet, meets the needs of the offshore wind support market for a high-powered CTV capable of cost-effective and low-emissions operation. The model boasts enhanced maneuverability and stability due to its signature hull form optimization and has a capacity of 32 personnel. Multiple crew configurations enable flexibility in space planning, maximize comfort during long offshore stays, as well as increase efficiency.
The Brevity CTVs are a new class of offshore support vessel for Singapore-based shipbuilder Strategic Marine, ordered in addition to the company’s order from Chartwell Marine. The three vessels join a wide fleet of offshore wind supports at the company’s maritime yard and mark Chartwells entry into the exciting new market for offshore wind in Asia.
By 2050, Asia will account for more than 60% of all offshore wind capacity installed globally. The Global Wind Energy Council expects the Asian offshore market to have nearly 100 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
Chartwell Marine, a leading US marine design and engineering firm for offshore wind, announced a new partnership with strategic marine to tap into the Asian market. Their launch in Singapore reflects the strategy of preparing for Asian growth.
Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marine, Chan Eng Yew said: “Strategic Marine is committed to building vessels that will speed up the growth of the offshore wind industry. Our materials and expertise go hand-in-hand with Chartwells design philosophy, efficiency and adaptability. We are confident that they’ll be able to deliver on both and it is important that we continue to diversify our build strategies; both to capitalize on growing demand for specialized vessels and to catalyze innovation in the CTV sector as Asian renewables evolve at pace alongside them.