CWind’s CTV aims to decrease fuel burn and CO2 emissions via battery power and SES technology Windfarm developer looks to vessel owner to reduce CO 2 emissions from its supply chain A global energy transformation is underway, underpinned by governmental policies promoting the transition to greener power and the reduction of CO 2 emissions. Among international energy companies, Scandinavian windfarm operator Ørsted is in the vanguard of this movement, leveraging emerging technologies and partnering with suppliers to decarbonise its operations and supply chain. One recent example of this is Ørsted’s long-term charter agreement with UK-headquartered CWind, announced in October, for the world’s first hybrid-powered surface effect ship (SES). Under the three-year charter agreement, which contains options for two more years, CWind’s hybrid SES crew transfer vessel (CTV) will operate out of the Dutch port of Vlissingen serving the offshore windfarms Borssele 1 and 2 in the North Sea, starting in mid-2020. CWind says the CTV will utilise electric and diesel propulsion in combination with its surface effect and heave compensation technology to operate in sea states of up to 2.0-m significant wave height, whilst decreasing fuel burn and CO 2 . CWind expects the hybrid SES to deliver technicians […]

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