Strategic Marine has partnered with Sea Forrest Power Solutions (SFP) to develop and supply Asia’s first hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV) targeted at the growing global offshore renewables sector.
When fully operational, 24 offshore service/industrial personnel and three crew members can be accommodated within the hybrid vessel travelling at a maximum of 26 knots. The parallel hybrid system boasts a reduction in main engine hours and maintenance, significantly reduces vessel noise and vibration and, depending on the vessel’s operational profile and charging facilities, is expected to reduce the vessel’s operational carbon footprint.
The CTV has been designed to meet the specific requirements of Bureau Veritas Marine. The scheduled delivery date will be around the 1st quarter 2023 and the CTV will be deployed in European waters. The retrofittable system supplied by SFP utilises Danfoss Editron motors and drivers. It uses a proprietary control system designed and developed inhouse by SFP in Singapore. The system is designed with architecture that allows for future firmware upgrades for efficiency improvement.
This vessel marks a progression in Strategic Marine’s decarbonisation goals across its product range and towards the sustainability and environmental roadmap for green maritime solutions for Singapore’s maritime industry. Growing demands for more sustainable maritime solutions have provided Strategic Marine with opportunities to develop its capabilities and expertise into creating a greener standard for the industry.
Chan Eng Yew, CEO SMS, said:“Working with SFP and Danfoss to develop the first hybrid CTV in Southeast Asia places Strategic Marine on our first step towards our goals for marine sustainability and presenting a solution to the industry where we see a growing demand for hybrid vessels. We are honoured to partner with SFP and Danfoss in reaching this milestone.”