French shipowner Atlantique Maritime Services, based in Donges, has taken delivery of a new Crew Transfer Vessel built by Piriou in its Vietnamese shipyard. This vessel will join the AMS fleet to serve the French and European offshore wind industry.
Sailing under the French flag she is equipped with a comfortable and modular resiliently mounted passenger lounge which can accommodate up to 24 technicians.
Designed to be multifunctional the CTV offers spacious decks, an ergonomic wheelhouse and two double cabins for the crew. She benefits from an impact compensation system fitted in addition to the bow fender as well as an easy maintenance for its equipment.
“Hybrid Ready”, the vessel – 27m in length – can be converted to electric.
The construction of this CTV which was launched on Piriou’s own funds a year ago shows Piriou Group’s willingness to strengthen its presence in this sector, after having delivered ten CTVs to European shipowners in the past years.
“We were keen to develop our own design in order to respond effectively to the technical developments required by our customers for this type of vessel,” says Vincent FAUJOUR, Chairman of the Piriou Group. Strongly committed to reduce emissions of ships, Piriou is also working on a hydrogen powered CTV.
“AMS is delighted to welcome a 5th CTV to its fleet. This French flagged new vessel meets the market requirements. Its design (“Hybrid Ready”) will reduce the vessel’s carbon impact in line with AMS’s environmental policy,” emphasises Jean-Luc DESMARS, President of the LHD Group.
JLD VIRGINIE arrived in Brest on March 9 and will reach her home port in a few days.
Construction: Aluminium Catamaran
Length overall: 26.65 m
Breadth: 9.00 m
Max. draught: 1.97 m
Fuel: 25 m3
Crew: 3 ; Technicians: 24
Container capacity: 1 x 20’ or 2 x 10’ containers (foredeck) and 1 x 10’ container (aft deck)
Propulsion system: 2x main engines 1066 kW IMO TIER III and 2x controllable pitch propellers
Hybrid version (option): Battery packs, 2x e-motors, dedicated Power Management System