Mayflower Wind orders hybrid electric CTV

Mayflower Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and Ocean Winds that is developing an offshore wind lease area off the US Northeast coast, has signed an agreement with Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding/Duclos Corporation of Somerset, Massachusetts for the specification, design and manufacture of a Jones Act-compliant, hybrid battery diesel electric crew-transfer vessel (CTV).

The design of the CTV utilizes technologies that will provide significant fuel savings and emissions reductions, including the use of lithium-Ion battery energy storage to create a hybrid vessel that will be a bridge to full electrification.

The agreement will proceed if Mayflower is awarded a contract under the latest Massachusetts procurement for offshore wind.

Other partners in the project include: Incat Crowther to design the vessel; the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to provide design review and classification; BAR Technologies to enhance the design with its foil optimized stability system, as well as its advanced computational fluid dynamics modelling and simulation; and Corvus to supply its onboard battery energy storage solution.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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