SJ3583 : Dock serving the offshore wind industry

taken 1 year ago, near to Bebington, Wirral, Great Britain

Dock serving the offshore wind industry
Dock serving the offshore wind industry
CWind Fulmar was launched in 2014 and is part of CWind’s fleet of proven resin-infused composite vessels. To date, their vessels have been employed at more than 20 offshore wind farms in the UK and Germany. The vessel uses CTruk’s patent-applied moveable wheelhouse and modular pod system enabling her to perform multiple functions:
• Crew transfer
• Dive support
• Full O&M support
• 4t cargo capacity
Features include fully air-conditioned, personalised suspension seating for passengers and crew, lockers and shelving for technician bags, microwave, fridge, hot water, and changing area.
The CWind Fulmar, the third SWATH 20 built by CTruk, boasts mixed-flow stainless-steel Rolls-Royce waterjets for a targeted 25% increased bollard pull. Coupled with the RR jets’ efficiencies, the optimised hull form improves the sea-keeping ability of the vessel while maintaining service speed, and boosts the already notable fuel efficiency of these composite craft.
For technicians who face a tough commute and need to arrive in fit shape to scale the turbines for work, the Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull form, is designed to cut through the waves rather than ride over them and dramatically improves transit comfort even in rough seas. Motions are approximately a quarter of those of conventional catamarans, significantly increasing the current wave height limits for technician transfer. Tests have also shown that the force needed to hold her against the turbine’s transition piece is a quarter of that needed by a conventional workboat. The CWind SWATH vessels comfortably accommodate 12 passengers on fully adjustable seating, with air-conditioning, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, DTV, changing area, WC and shower and hanging storage. CWind vessels can be chartered on their own or in combination with a range of other service solutions. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 21 July, 2017
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Energy infrastructure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 357 836 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.7707N 2:58.0298W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 355 836
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