Offshore Turbine Services (OTS), based in Pontrilas, Herefordshire, was launched three years ago and offers crew, fuel, cargo and equipment transfer services to offshore wind turbines and other offshore developments requiring maritime logistics. The company regards speed, flexibility, minimum vessel downtime and cost effectiveness as major focus points and has just taken delivery of its sixth CTruk boat with a seventh in the final stages of production.
The CTruk boats have a total fuel consumption of 100 litres per hour at 2000rpm. CTruk uses a vacuum infusion process to build composite craft, saving around 40 percent on weight and optimising hull hydrodynamics, meaning that the workboats burn less fuel. The boats also have a moveable wheelhouse and modular deck pod system in which the passenger pod can be craned off to open up the deck area for equipment transfer.
“We are pleased to launch our sixth vessel, Lieutenant P, which is the latest incarnation of the CTruk 20T” said OTS chairman Phil Collins. “The new vessel includes upgrades and refinements that we have worked closely on with CTruk, including bigger Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets which have increased the vessel’s bollard pull.”
OTS has also implemented a dedicated marine support division to minimise vessel down time, a key driver in an environment driven by cost reduction. Master P will join the Offshore Turbine Services fleet at the end of May 2014.