Turbine Transfers, a leading provider of Windfarm Support Vessels, is pleased to announce that its most advanced vessel, the BMT Nigel Gee (BMT) designed 26m XSS Cymyran Bay will be on display at Seawork later this month. This is another example of Turbine Transfer’s ongoing investment and commitment to maintaining its position as the premier Windfarm Support Vessel operator, with a broad range of state of the art vessels.
The XSS (Extreme Semi-SWATH) has been jointlydeveloped by BMT and Turbine Transfers, working in partnership to deliver the optimum vessel for service support to the larger offshore Windfarm developments. Based on Turbine Transfer’s expert knowledge and experience in vessel operations and BMT’s expertise in innovative hull forms, the development programme included comprehensive model testing to optimise the hull form in order to provide significant improvements in motion levels over conventional vessels. The vessel also incorporates a number of innovative features developed by the two companies to maximise its operational envelope and safe working environment, as well as minimising the power requirements, enabling cost effective operations.
The vessel has already demonstrated its superb seakeeping characteristics in trials off the UK’s East Coast during weather where all the conventional Windfarm Vessels were unable to operate. The demonstrable improvement in ride and comfort will enable significantly improved availability throughout the year and therefore higher vessel utilisation, enabling Windfarm O&M operations to be extended.
Having completed all of its trials and regulatory approvals, the Cymyran Bay is now ready in all respects, to commence Windfarm operations.
Captain Mark Meade, Managing Director at Turbine Transfers, stated: “This vessel is testament to the significant investment made by the company to meet the forthcoming challenges of the larger Windfarm developments. I am very proud that Turbine Transfers is clearly demonstrating its commitment to innovation in providing support services to this vital industry, and am pleased that we have been working so closely and successfully with BMT on a wide range of innovative solutions including our Active Fender System and the innovative Turbine Access System (TAS™).”
Ed Dudson, Technical Director of BMT Nigel Gee, commented: “It’s great to see the XSS in the water and the vessel is testament to the hard work of Sepers, BMT Nigel Gee and Turbine Transfers.”