Chartwell launches expanded offshore energy vessel range

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 15/06/2022 Chartwell Marine

Chartwell Marine (Chartwell) has expanded its range of offshore energy support vessel (OESV) designs. Vessels across the new range, spanning classes A to D, are are already in build at yards in Europe and the USA.

Chartwell’s new range comprises a series of innovative, optimised designs offering high performance and fuel efficiency as standard, as well as a provable foundation for the integration of advanced technologies and low carbon propulsion solutions, including hybrid and electric as well as BAR FOSS (Foil Optimised Stability System).

The new range includes Chartwell Ambitious, Chartwell Marine’s Original Flagship CTV design which can be delivered as Hybrid and/or Foiling.

Chartwell Brevity, Chartwell’s 27-metre, high-power vessel, set up for multiple crew configurations with provision for up to 32 industrial personnel.

Furthermore, the company has Chartwell Courageous on offer a Chartwell 34-metre vessel which it states can be built to spec for hydrogen, diesel, or electric configurations, with foredeck capacity up to 100m².

Chartwell is offering a Daughter Craft with recently signed orders from North Star Renewables. The customisable platform for Service Offshore Vessel (SOV) support accommodates crew transfer and search and rescue deployments, with capability for zero emission operations.

Andy Page, Director and Naval Architect at Chartwell Marine, said: “The offshore wind industry isn’t static — wind farms continue to evolve, and the offshore support sector needs to match that diversity and variability.

“There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution that can accommodate the scope of these requirements; our developed design range offers vessel operators the boats they need to get the job done right, and wind farm managers the security of a safe, efficient, and built-to-spec marine support infrastructure for their assets.

“This core range is complemented by the BARTech 30 CTV developed in partnership with BAR Technologies to expand the scope of options for the OESV sector. Meanwhile Chartwell’s roster of bespoke projects, such as the remotely operated Zelim Survivor rescue craft, address a broader remit of challenges for the offshore energy sector at large. We’re looking forward to showcasing some of these designs throughout the week at Seawork.”