Manor Renewable Energy orders two crew transfer vessels

Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has ordered two Strategic Marine aluminum catamaran crew transfer vessels. The vessels will support MRE’s offshore operations in the UK, Europe and Asia.

The two vessels, to be named Manor Victor and Manor Vulcan, are both 27m aluminum catamarans designed by BMT and built by Strategic Marine in Singapore.

They are powered by two 1450 hp Caterpillar C32 marine engines; each has a fuel capacity of 35,000 liters, can accommodate up to 30 technicians and can be transferred safely in over 1.75 m Hs.

“The ships have been named after the famous strategic aircraft which played a key role in the UK’s airborne nuclear deterrent,” MRE explained. According to the company, the design of the ship’s engine and propulsion is such that they can be made hybrid if a customer requests it.

Michael JamesFleet Manager at MRE said: “Over the past year, MRE has chartered similar vessels which have performed very well on our projects. As our Portland yard is already full of new builds for MRE, we felt that this t was the right time to add these vessels to our fleet and we look forward to bringing these vessels to our customers in Europe in the coming months.

Managing Director of Strategic Marine, Commercial Hans Randklev states: “We are delighted to win this order with MRE, it demonstrates Strategic Marine’s growing reputation for reliable, high quality vessels designed for a specific environment and tailored to the requirements of our customers. Feedback from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive and our new business successes clearly reflect our growing reputation for excellent workmanship, on-time delivery and strict adherence to budget.

The vessels are expected to be ready for charter in August 2022.

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