Dec 2, 2022 | offshore marine news

To meet the industry’s growing demand for lower carbon emissions, capacity and prolonged offshore operations, BMT is introducing its new 32m Crew Transfer Vessel design to what is already seen as an extensive range.

BMT offers a fully hybrid propulsion option, based on its several hybrid vessels in service including MPA Guardian, with the latest system architecture, tailored to the vessel’s specific operational profile.

Keeping construction cost down is one of the key priorities for BMT, so every aspect of the design such as vessel structure, layout, and key equipment choices is optimised to be easier to build and more affordable. This latest hull design draws upon experience in designing these types of vessels. It offers enhanced seakeeping for the toughest conditions using a hull featuring the Z-Bow – proven on many of the BMT in-service vessels. Crews and engineers’ safety and comfort are fundamental to BMT’s approach, with spaces carefully arranged to improve workflow. The wheelhouse has been designed to offer good visibility to facilitate crew transfers. The superstructure is resiliently mounted and significantly reduces noise and vibration.

At 32m long, the vessel’s size has been increased for a larger cargo deck area and increased load capacity. This will enable the vessel to play an increased role during the windfarm construction phases, with the ability to carry more equipment in support of the larger ships. The design features BMT’s patented latest generation Active Fender System, to enhances transfer capability in a wider range of sea states.

Jonathan Cotgreave, BMT Lead Naval Architect, said: “BMT collaborates with many industry-leading shipyards around the world, meticulously working through each area of the design. Our team is a pioneer in the CTV market with over 60 vessels currently in-service in Asia, Europe and the USA. With this design we are pushing the envelope, offering a significant stepping stone towards achieving net zero. Using experience and expertise, we provide excellence in design and naval architecture at any stage of a project, from early concept and feasibility studies, contract, and class-level design to detailed production engineering, commissioning and refit. We support our customers through their whole vessel life cycle, from concept design and procurement to maintenance and improvements of their existing fleet and vessel life extension and replacement programmes.”

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