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HST Marine to bolster fleet with three more Hybrid CTVs

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 21/02/2023 Strategic Marine

Strategic Marine has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Purus Wind’s HST Marine to build three Brevity-class Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for the UK-based offshore vessel owner-operator. The agreement binds the two parties to negotiations on a vessel building contract for the Chartwell Marine-designed 27 metre catamarans.

The Brevity-class design was launched in June 2022. The vessel design has a capacity of up to 32 personnel with multiple crew configurations.

Mr Tom Nevin, CEO of HST Marine and Business Head of Purus Wind said: “We have been impressed with Strategic Marine when working on our exciting new hybrid CTV project and really hope to conclude a mutually favourable agreement soon.  This is just the latest example of how we are working with specialised partners to grow our fleet of low carbon vessels for supporting offshore wind operations which in addition to CTVs, also includes expanding our fleet of hybrid C/SOVs.”

Earlier this month, HST took delivery of its second UK- built hybrid-electric crew transfer vessel (CTV),
HST Frances. The 25-metre vessels can carry 12-24 industrial personnel, and its hybrid electric propulsion system cuts fuel consumption by 30% compared to similar CTVs powered by diesel engines. This follows the delivery of HST Ella in 2021.

Strategic Marine’s CEO, Mr Chan Eng Yew said: “We are excited to be working on yet another project with HST Marine. We appreciate the confidence shown in us by this dynamic new player in the offshore wind industry and look forward to meeting their high standards and tight delivery needs with our trademark reliability and reputation for high quality.”

Strategic Marine previously
announced last year it had secured a contract to build three Brevity-Class vessels with progressive deliveries from 2024. They are for a new client for the Singapore-based shipbuilder.

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