[Commenting on CTruk 20T CWind Alliance's recognition for outstanding vessel performance on the London Array Offshore Wind Farm]
'In selecting a vessel for recognition, we reviewed multiple areas in delivery and performance, including HSE performance, cooperation and collaboration with us and our other suppliers, vessel availability over the duration of contract, fuel consumption, vessel capabilities within this complex wind farm location and of course how the crew demonstrated a positive attitude to achieving our goals in Siemens. The CWind Alliance performed to the highest standards in all of these areas and others. This recognition was well earned and is well deserved.'
Chris Randle, Senior Project Manager, Siemens Wind Power UK
‘Offshore Turbine Services needed safe, flexible and fuel-efficient vessels that could be used to ferry crew and equipment out to the wind turbines. The CTruk 20T MPCs offered us not only that but the additional functionalities possible with the pod system, making them a very sound investment. We were also very impressed with CTruk’s innovation record. We just found that the CTruk 20T MPC ticked all the boxes for us, whilst also costing much less than similar aluminium work boats. We are looking forward to more joining the OTS fleet.'
Phil Collins, Founder of Offshore Turbine Services
'The CTruk 20T MPC workboat is a core part of the fleet at CWind where we are undertaking several tasks simultaneously for major players in the offshore wind industry. The fuel economy has been great - saving clients up to half what they would have had to pay with an equivalent aluminium vessel. The versatility of the 20T MPC has meant that we have been easily able to adapt our vessels to perform any task asked of them. The comfort of the design is popular with technicians too, and more are on order.'
Bruce Clements, Director of Business Development, CWind Limited
'WTGS have built up a good reputation in the industry, having worked on many offshore projects around Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium and we pride ourselves on the level of service given on board. We chose a CTruk 20T based on our experience in the field and the knowledge that fuel economy and versatility play a major part in vessel charter decisions. The 20T is capable of delivering both, as well as allowing us to maintain a high level of service with a comfortable transit.'
Peter Richards, Owner, WTGS Personnel Transfers Ltd., UK
'I was impressed with CTruk’s drive to innovate in this sector. The weight-saving on CTruk’s composite cats makes it possible for us to offer robust workboats that are extremely fuel efficient. In today’s offshore market that is a contract-winning factor.'
Ruud Lievaart, Owner, Sima Charters, Netherlands
'I was sceptical about composite vessels, having spent most of my working life on aluminium boats, but I soon became a total convert to the numerous benefits of CTruk’s lightweight and robust composite construction following our visit to the shipyard and meeting with the team.'
Nick Bright, Operations Director, Offshore Turbine Services Ltd., UK‘I spend most of my life at sea, so the safety features of the 20T design are of paramount importance. The fast build time was also an incentive, alongside the boat’s fuel efficiency and versatility. Endeavour’s three pods allow her to be utilised in a number of configurations, which combined with her high payload capacity means she can quickly move from a fuelling task to a crew transfer function and so on.’
Stuart Richardson, Founder, Technical Marine Support, UK