Ørsted Charters First two CTV WINDFLEX-27

Opus Marine GmbH has acquired two WINDFLEX-27 crew transfer vessels, Valkyrie and Wotan, which will soon begin working with Ørsted in Taiwan.

The CTVs were designed by Incat Crowther and built as stock vessels by Penguin Shipyard, a unit of Singapore-based Penguin International Limited.

Source: Incat Crowther

The WINDFLEX-27 is a development of Incat Crowther’s Sea Sherpa design portfolio. In addition to European flag state compliance, Incat Crowther’s Sea Sherpa designs are fully compliant with US, Taiwan and Japanese flag state requirements.

The design’s 27m by 9m platform sports a deadweight capacity of more than 50 tonnes, Incat Crowther said.

The vessel has two working decks. A large working deck forward can accommodate up to 4 x 10ft or 2 x 20ft containers and is equipped with a deck crane. The aft deck can accommodate a 10ft container. Both decks feature multiple tie-down points for added flexibility.

Inside the master cabin is a large bathroom with several showers, toilets and lockers. The main deck passenger area is large and open, with forward visibility, accommodating up to 24 people in business class seating.

The upper deck features an elevated wheelhouse with a commanding view of the bow for safe transfer operations. Behind the wheelhouse is a crew area with mess, bathroom and double cabin.

The twin hulls have two single cabins for the crew per side and bathrooms. All accommodations are MLC compliant.

Valkyrie and Wotan, the first two WINDFLEX-27 CTVs built by Penguin Shipyard, are powered by a Scania DI16 077M quad, with each engine producing 662 kW. Propulsion is provided by quadruple Hamilton 521 waterjets, allowing the vessel to reach speeds of up to 30 knots. The water jets use Hamilton’s JETanchor system fitted as standard.

The Penguin shipyard has two more WINDFLEX-27s under construction.

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