(SELBYVILLE, Del.) — Humphree USA was selected by Atlantic Wind Transfers to supply advanced stabilization systems for its latest crew transfer vessel (CTV) for offshore wind power generation fields on the U.S. East Coast.
The Humphree stabilizers provide a smooth ride for the specialized high-speed vessel that will deliver workers, supplies and spare parts to the wind turbine towers.
The boat was built at Blount Boats for Atlantic Wind Transfers, based on a design by Chartwell Marine in the United Kingdom. The 65-foot aluminum twin-hull vessel is designed on proven hull forms widely used in wind farms in Europe.
Humphree is supplying a stabilization system consisting of four HA transom-mounted interceptors, two on each hull, with computerized active ride control. The fully integrated system will compensate automatically and rapidly for rolling and pitching motions while constantly maintaining the desired trim and list.
Atlantic Endeavor began operations in December based out of Little Creek, Va. The CTV will be servicing the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm (CVOW) for Dominion Energy to support the two Siemens Gamesa 6-MW turbines 27 miles off Virginia Beach.
The CTV is U.S. Coast Guard-certified, U.S.-flagged and manned by U.S. crews. It also meets stringent right whale protection requirements.
– Humphree USA