Seacat Sceptre proves its performance at Scottish windfarm

Seacat Sceptre, the hydrofoil-optimised Offshore Energy Support Vessel (OESV) owned by OESV operator Seacat Services has exceeded its performance predictions while on charter to Seagreen Wind Energy.
Seacat Sceptre proves its performance at Scottish windfarm
Courtesy of Seacat Services.

Developed by pioneering, next-generation vessel designer, Chartwell Marine, Sceptre is the first of two OESVs ordered by Seacat equipped with the new Foil Optimisation and Stability System (FOSS) technology, designed by BAR Technologies, to enhance the stability, crew comfort, and efficiency gains of OESVs.

Sceptre and its associated FOSS system have exceeded expectations for its performance against the above conditions, improving passenger comfort and directional stability, as well as demonstrating 10 percent fuel savings at a cruising speed of 28 knots, a higher top speed, and increased cruising speeds through higher sea states.

Sceptre will enable Seagreen – a £3 billion, 114-turbine Scottish wind farm development venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies located in the North Sea Firth – to reduce the overall emissions of its supply chain through substantial vessel efficiency gains.

“We are committed to exploring all avenues to improve emissions performance, and the incorporation of FOSS reflects one part of our wider programme of carbon reduction” said Ian Baylis, Founder, Seacat Services. “We’re proud to offer Seagreen our best-in-class support, and this charter demonstrates that our tailored fleet continues to prove its salt in supporting the build out of offshore sites in Scotland and the UK.”

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