Asia’s First Parallel Hybrid Crew Switch Vessel To Be Developed

Strategic Marine (S) Pte. Ltd. (“SMS”) has partnered Sea Forrest Energy Options Pte. Ltd. (“SFP”) to develop and provide Asia’s First Hybrid Crew Switch Vessel (“CTV”) focused on the rising world offshore renewables sector.

When totally operational, 24 offshore service/industrial personnel and three crew members could be accommodated throughout the hybrid vessel travelling at a most of 26 knots. The parallel hybrid system boasts a discount in principal engine hours and upkeep, considerably reduces vessel noise and vibration and, relying on the vessel’s operational profile and charging services, is predicted to cut back the vessel’s operational carbon footprint.

The CTV have been designed to satisfy the precise necessities of Bureau Veritas Marine (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (“BV”). The scheduled supply date will probably be across the 1st quarter 2023 and the CTV will probably be deployed in European waters.

Asia’s First Parallel Hybrid Crew Transfer Vessel
New Milestone for Strategic Marine by way of Collaboration with Sea Forrest Energy Options and Danfoss Energy Options. Picture Credit score: StrategicMarine

The retrofittable system equipped by SFP makes use of Danfoss Editron motors and drivers. It makes use of a proprietary management system designed and developed inhouse by the SFP crew in Singapore. The system is designed with structure that enables for future firmware upgrades for effectivity enchancment.

This vessel marks development in Strategic Marine’s Decarbonisation objectives throughout its product vary and in direction of the sustainability and environmental roadmap for Inexperienced Maritime Options for Singapore’s Maritime Business.

The rising calls for for extra sustainable maritime options have supplied Strategic Marine with alternatives to develop our capabilities and experience into making a greener commonplace for different business gamers to be taught from.

Commenting on the partnership, Chan Eng Yew, Chief Government Officer of SMS, stated that “Working with SFP and Danfoss to develop the primary hybrid CTV in Southeast Asia locations Strategic Marine on our first step in direction of our objectives for marine sustainability and presenting an answer to the business the place we see a rising demand for hybrid vessels. We’re honoured to accomplice with SFP and Danfoss in reaching this milestone.”

Companions to this vessel have gone into an MOU on twelfth Could 2022 to efficiently full and ship the hybrid CTV.

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