CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has named the latest addition to its fleet of more than 20 crew transfer vessels today in Brightlingsea. CWind Sword, the first CTruk MPC 22 to leave the CTrukboatyard, will go directly onto contract at ENBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm. Its high bollard pull and 16,000l fuel transfer capability will prove exceedingly useful in supporting the temporary power services CWind will continue to provide there in the coming months.
CWind Sword is owned jointly by CWind and Ventus Workboats under CWind’s unique boat share partner scheme. The three partners behind Ventus Workboats are Matthew ‘Leafy’ Lane, Lee Price and Matthew Woodley. All three are ex- Royal Marines who have chosen to move into offshore wind after leaving the Forces.
Peter Jorgensen, Managing Director CWind, was delighted to take delivery of the vessel: “The CWind Sword, with its superior payload capability and exceptional comfort in transit, represents the next step in our ambitious logistics mix expansion programme, which will enable us to deliver a unique mix of vessels in locations across Europe that will give our customers maximum performance and value. We are delighted that the vessel will deliver outstanding benefits to our customers in both construction and O&M phases. In Ventus Workboats, we have found an experienced and seasoned partner with the determination and skills needed to deliver the best possible service to our clients.”
Matthew Lane, partner in Ventus Workboats and one of CWind’s Sword’s designated skippers, commented on the naming of the vessel: “The three of us are over the moon with this beautiful boat. We look forward to taking her across to Germany and delivering an outstanding service. Working closely with CWind and CTruk we are delivering a boat that is sure to exceed expectations both in terms of her capabilities and her amenities.”
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