Colchester-based CWind to invest £14m in offshore crew vessels

One of CWind's existing vessels.

One of CWind's existing vessels. - Credit: Archant

CWind, the Colchester-based provider of support services for the offshore wind industry, is to invest more than £14million in six new crew transfer vessels.

The purpose-built vessels will range in size from 22metres to 26metres and will include a mix of composite and aluminium construction to help meet the individual needs of customers.

Executive chairman Chris Randle said: “CWind has a very clear strategy and in alignment with this these vessels will continue to drive CWind’s future growth in offshore wind and increase our market share as we focus the business on the two core areas of construction and O&M (operations and maintenance).

“This is the single largest capital investment that CWind has made to date in crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and whilst the CTV market becomes increasingly competitive these vessels will continue to differentiate the CWind brand and deliver the highest levels of customer performance, value and safety.”