We have been busy!

On the 16.11.2021: Umoe Rapid where in transit from St.Malo in France to Vlissingen in the Netherlands,  Umoe Rapid sailed the sea voyage distance of 326 nm in 8 hrs and 15 minutes.

Umoe Rapid’s impressive performance of 45 kn max. speed / 40 kn service speed, safe boatlanding in up to 2.5 m wave height, 25 per cent reduction in fuel consumption, compared to traditional windfarm CTVs in high speed, and substantially reduced seasickness, reported by crew and passengers and shown by third party monitoring, proves this craft to be a reliable and profitable workhorse of a vessel   –  again proving that Wavecraft™  vessels are the fastest CTV`s in the wind industry.

 

 


Wavecraft™ Sprinter 28.

Our new generation CTV is lighter, faster and offers improved fuel economy and comfort levels compared to previous designs.

Want to know more? Visit our website, or contact us for more information.

 

We will be @ WIND EUROPE ELECTRIC CITY 2021 stand C2-A14 – Come see us!

 


New charter

We are pleased that Umoe Rapid has returned on a new charter on the Ørsted operated Borselle 1 & 2 windfarm after a 7 months absent.

We are confident that the vessel will be a high performing asset for the principals in the following winter months.


Press Release

 

 

“Our Wavecraft vessels are unique as they are heave compensated and probably the most efficient crew transfer vessels in the world. They can transfer personnel in wave heights up to 2.5 metres and are capable of 40-45 knots service speed. World Marine Offshore (WMO) and Ørsted are the most experienced users of these air-cushioned catamarans. To receive further orders from the companies who are most familiar with this vessel type confirms their confidence in the vessels’ performance and quality,” says Tom Harald Svennevig, CEO of Umoe Mandal.

 

WMO has ordered two newbuild, second generation Wavecraft™ vessels of the Sprinter 28 design from Umoe Mandal. In addition, WMO has entered into four-year bareboat charter agreements for the two existing Wavecraft™ vessels Umoe Firmus and Umoe Rapid. The vessels’ owner, the Umoe Group, is Umoe Mandal’s majority shareholder.

 

UK bound vessels

Upon completion, the two newbuild vessels will enter service for Ørsted on wind farms located on UK’s east coast. Both vessels will be delivered from Umoe Mandal in 2023.

 

Mikkel Windolf, Senior Product Innovation Manager at Ørsted, comments: “Technology is constantly evolving and changing. However, vessel designs have remained relatively stable in the offshore wind business until now. The SES (Surface Effect Ships) design is for the specific sites where transit distance and time suits. The SES vessel is signalling a change for the offshore market to move towards more specialised product that is aimed at solving unique challenges.”

 

The two existing vessels, which were also built by Umoe Mandal, have been in service in the offshore wind industry for several years and proved to be highly valuable assets for solving logistical challenges in demanding weather conditions.

 

“WMO has had the pleasure to be operating these unique vessels on behalf of the Umoe Group for several years, and we have seen the unique performances these vessels offer to the offshore wind industry. Feedback from offshore wind farm owners has been excellent. We have worked together with Umoe Mandal for a long time to meet Ørsted’s requirements for their UK east coast operation, and we are proud to see that WMO and Wavecraft Sprinter 28 is selected for this contract, said Hans Schneider, CEO of WMO.

 

Air-cushioned catamaran

All Wavecraft™ vessels are based on an air-cushion catamaran design, which guarantees rapid transit time, excellent seakeeping and passenger comfort, superior fuel economy and reduced environmental footprint. They are built in composite sandwich materials that enables up to 20-30 percent lower fuel consumption than for example aluminium vessels, with associated reduced emission levels.

 

Further, Wavecraft™ crew transfer vessels are equipped with a unique boarding control system (BCS™) which eliminates wave motions and allows transfer of personnel to the offshore turbines in waves up to 2.5mHs, allowing large operational window for offshore wind farm operators.

 

“The combination of 40-45 knots operating speed and our boarding control system means that wind farm operators can get a substantially higher number of operating hours out of every offshore technician. Not only do we cut the transit and infield sailing time by half versus traditional CTVs, but we also increase the operating window significantly. With offshore wind farms moving further offshore, often in rougher seas, we believe the industry is ready for a new generation of high-performance crew transfer vessels,” adds Tom Harald Svennevig.

 

The Wavecraft™ vessels of the Sprinter 28 design is 27.5 metres long and 10.4 metres wide. It carries up to 24 passengers, plus four crew.

 


Press Release

 

 

 

The fastest crew transfer boats come the UK’s offshore wind industry.

Ørsted have commissioned three new vessels called Surface Effect Ships (SES) to improve the journey for technicians to turbines.

 

Ørsted, over the last couple of years, have trialled and investigated different options for transfer to the turbine, and today can reveal that three SES vessels have been signed for with World Marine Offshore.

 

The SES is twice as fast as a normal Crew Transfer Vessel, meaning Ørsted’s technicians will be able to get to turbines a lot quicker.

 

The new vessels have technology to help the waves pass under the vessel, with an air cushion that acts as a damper, ensuring much more stable transfers to and from the wind turbines. There is also 25% reduced fuel consumption compared to competing vessels in high speed.

 

The three vessels will be in operation on the East Coast of England from June 15th.  One will be on hire, with two being new builds for Ørsted.

 

Hans Schneider, CEO of World Marine Offshore: “We are excited to partner with Ørsted and in supplying the innovative SES technology. This secures a comfortable, safe, and fuel-efficient solution, and helps towards a lower Levelized Cost of Energy. From the early trials back in 2019-20 to now, we are at the exciting part of the process with delivering the fastest and most stable vessels in the wind industry”

 

The first SES vessel was deployed at a trial in Denmark back in early 2019. Assessing performance, talking to suppliers, and refining the design have led to a robust setup for our Race Bank wind farm where the SES vessels will replace the hotel like Service Operations Vessel currently operating the wind farm.

 

Mikkel Windolf, Senior Product Innovation Manager at Orsted: “Technology is constantly evolving and changing. However, vessel designs have remained relatively stable in the offshore wind business until now. The SES design is for the specific sites where transit distance and time suits. The SES vessel is signalling a change for the offshore market to move towards more specialised product that is aimed at solving unique challenges.”

 


Come See Us

We are pleased to inform that we will be joining the Norwegian pavilion at Global Offshore Wind in Manchester 21-22 June
Stand 217

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