CWind Alliance

A versatile and cost effective MPC 19

Overview

CWind Alliance is part of our fleet of proven MPC 19 resin-infused composite vessels. To date, these vessels have been employed at more than 20 offshore wind farms in the UK and Germany.

The vessel uses a moveable wheelhouse and modular three-section pod system enabling her to perform multiple functions including crew transfer, refuelling (16t fuel capacity), survey with moon pool attachment, dive support and full O&M support. The modular pod design offers exciting operational flexibility as well as enhanced deck space options.

The Senior Project Manager for Siemens Wind Power in the UK during the vessel’s time at London Array, said: “In selecting a vessel for recognition, we reviewed multiple areas in delivery and performance, including HSE performance, cooperation and collaboration with us and our other suppliers, vessel availability over the duration of contract, fuel consumption, vessel capabilities within this complex wind farm location and of course how the crew demonstrated a positive attitude to achieving our goals in Siemens. The CWind Alliance performed to the highest standards in all of these areas and others. This recognition was well earned and is well deserved.”

Tech Specs

Key Capabilities

Year built:
2011
Class:
DNV 1AQ HSLCR2, MCA Cat.2
Hull material:
Resin infused composite
Passengers:
12
Crew:
2-4

Dimensions

Length overall:
18.5m
Beam:
6.1m
Draft:
0.86m-1.26m
Fwd deck space:
37m2 max.
Aft deck space:
37m2 max.

Machinery

Main engines:
Cummins QSM 11
Rolls Royce FF41 jets

Performance Data

Max speed:
27kts
Service speed:
22kts
Total fuel use/service speed:
130l/h
Max deck cargo:
16t
Deck strength:
1t/m2

Tank Capacities

Fuel:
16,000l
Fresh water:
300l

Internal Equipment

Accommodation:
Fully air-conditioned, personalised suspension seating for passengers and crew, lockers & shelving for technician bags, microwave, fridge, hot water, changing area

Navigation/Communication Equipment

Radar:
SIMRAD x 2 Broadband 4G
Electronic chart:
SIMRAD x 2 NSS12
AIS:
Furuno FA-150
Compass:
SIMRAD HS70 Sat + Silva Magnetic
Depth sounder:
SIMRAD X 1 BSM-I
Crew finder:
Sea Marshall SARfinder
VHF:
Sailor 6222 DSC VHF x 2

Deck Equipment

Fuel transfer:
Yes
Crane, A-frame:
Optional
Container position:
10ft
HP washer:
Yes
Secondary access:
Optional

Firefighting/Life-saving Equipment

Fire blankets/ hose:
Yes
Life rafts:
Ocean Safety, SOLAS B x 2
Immersion suits:
2 x Northern Diver Transit, 2x Ursuit
Thermal protective aids:
14+
Life jackets:
14+
Search lights:
Seematz
MOB equipment:
Single-person, remote MOB
Defibrillator:
Philips HeartStart