Diverse Marine and NR Marine Services have teamed up on the construction of a new Diverse Marine 27m crew transfer vessel.
This first-in-class vessel, to be named NR Predator, has taken the traditional catamaran hull and optimised it for reduced fuel consumption and emissions using extensive CFD testing.
An option for a second vessel has been secured as part of the deal. Owen Nutt, director of NR Marine Services, said, “Ordering our first new build with an option for another is a significant milestone for NR Marine Services.
“At present we operate a number of 20m CTV’s and have nurtured strong relationships with our clients allowing us to take the next step in our business development,” he added.
The ‘hybrid ready’ CTV will have an insulated generator space ready to receive generators and batteries but initially will be conventionally powered with quad Volvo Penta IPS900 engine and drive system, all fitted with IMO Tier III SCR and urea injection exhaust systems.
Ben Colman, director of Diverse Marine, said that the last few years had been a challenge for the maritime supply chain but that the ‘UK is leading the way with innovations that will define the way vessels are built and operated worldwide’.
“The UK provides world-leading quality, innovation, competitive project cost and close working relationships with the client, yard and supply chain,” he said. “We are very proud of our UK and local Isle of Wight supply chain and how it demonstrates the very best of UK shipbuilding capabilities.”