Refit and repair provider Diverse Marine Ltd has signed a modification and upcycling contract with an offshore wind crew transfer vessel service provider.

'Iceni Courage'

Work on the 'Iceni Courage' will include stretching the hull, deck and superstructure by 3.6m. Image: Diverse Marine

Diverse Marine’s contract with Turner Iceni Ltd is for the modification and upcycling of the 15m crew transfer vessel Iceni Courage, built in the Diverse Marine yard back in 2009. The contract follows the MCS Maestro to Iceni Warrior and MPI Don Quixote to Iceni Revenge upcycling and life extension refits carried out early in 2019.

Ben Colman, director of Diverse Marine, stated: “Following the success of the two Iceni life extension projects last year we are very pleased to have won this competitive tender and to further our experience in this important sector. This is a great opportunity to process the lessons learned on the previous projects for a more efficient production solution.”

Extensive work

Iceni Courage’s life extension project includes stretching the hull, deck and superstructure by 3.6m; repowering the vessel to Volvo Penta IPS900; relocation and replacement of the ships generator; relocation of the fresh water and grey water tanks with all new plumbing; cutting in a forward side door to the saloon; cutting in an additional third crew position on the bridge; and full refit of the interior.

The refit will include the ‘Iceni Gen 3’ upgrades with new, lighter and more accommodating linings, all new heads compartment, all new galley with modern appliances and all new windows and doors. In addition, the vessel is to be repainted from top to bottom.

By Rebecca Jeffrey