CWind has continued with its fleet development and expansion plans by signing a long-term agreement with Dalby Offshore.

The four vessels in their new CWind branding

The four vessels in their new CWind branding

CWind will immediately add four new vessels to its fleet with the option of an additional two vessels later in the year, is evidence of the company’s commitment to supporting its clients in maintaining their offshore assets, which at this current time is more important than ever to our infrastructure and power networks.

Supported throughout negotiations by vessel procurement advisor Colebrook Offshore, CWind have already chartered some of the new vessels following a quick turnaround by marine engineering company Alicat Workboats.

The new vessels have been renamed and registered to CWind’s East of England hub in Grimsby, where they will operate in support of several different offshore wind farms. The new vessels range from 20m to 26.5m in length, with one of them able to carry 24 passengers and two carrying 12 passengers each. The remaining 12-passenger vessel, CWind Voyager, will be upgraded to accommodate 24 passengers following completion of her current charter.

According to CWind, CWind Navigator is one of the highest spec 2610 vessels on the market following her conversion for the European offshore wind market. CWind Traveller is a ‘high-powered and extremely capable vessel with the same capabilities of many larger vessels due to her increased engine power’. CWind Renegade, a 23m vessel, is in the process of being transferred to Bureau Veritas class for her upcoming 18-month charter for ‘a major European developer’.

By Jake Frith