b'MEMBER NEWSIncat Crowther WinsThree-vessel CTV Design Contracts I ncat Crowther, a PVA member, has an-nouncedtheawardingofathree-vessel order for WINDEA CTV LLC a U.S. op-erator of offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs). Two of the CTVs will be built by PVA member St. Johns Shipbuilding, Fla. and one will be built in Louisiana. The fleet is owned and operated by MidOceanWind LLC and Hornblower Wind, LLC. (a member of Hornblower Group).This partnership is well positioned to build and operate a large fleet of CTVs that will be needed to serve the ongoing, rapid expansion of offshore wind power in the Northeast and across the United States. All three vessels will initially be chartered by GE on the Vineyard WindOffshorewindfarm15milesoffthe coast of Massachusetts. The vessels are based on CTVs developed by Incat Crowther, a PVA member. They feature a large foredeck with a 23 metric ton knuckleINNOVATIVE. boom crane and container securing lugs offer-ing needed flexibility. The vessels incorporate IncatCrowtherspatentedResilientBowUNIQUE.ALL AMERICAN MARINETechnology minimizing boat landing impact forces. As is common with all Incat Crowther CTVs, the vessels have a deadweight capabilityPROVEN.in excess of 50 metric tons. Aresiliently-mountedsuperstructureoffers comfort for both technicians and crew with six crew berths provided in above deck state-rooms. Other notable features include a large wet room and stores warehouse, fully-featured bathrooms, and a discreet mess area. Workshop and utility spaces in the hulls are immediately accessible from the cabin. The vessels are to be propelled by quad Volvo IPSpropulsionunitsdrivenbyVolvoDI13 mainengines.Theyarefullyhybrid-ready, meaning the integration of the hybrid system is completely accommodated in the design. ThisCOURTESY OF INCAT CROWTHERincludes dedicated voids for batteries, reserved cabling space, and battery removal hatches. The vessels will be designed and built under BureauVeritasclassandcomplywithUSALLAMERICANMARINE.comCoastguard CFR 46 Subchapter L regulations. Bellingham, WA | 360.647.7602Pictured: Spirit of Matushka - A 150 Passenger, hydrofoil-assisted catamaran, custom built for Major Marine Tours37 MAY 2022'