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Windea CTV puts newbuild series into service

„Windea CTV LLC – a joint venture between MidOcean Wind LLC and the Hornblower Group – has completed the delivery of four 30-meter hybrid-ready CTVs, all built in the U.S.

The four vessels include the previously delivered “Windea Courageous” and “Windea Intrepid”, as well as the recently completed and delivered “Windea Ranger” and “Windea Enterprise”, all named after America’s Cup sailing yachts.

The four brand-new Incat Crowther-designed CTVs were constructed by St. Johns Shipyard in Palatka, FL, Gulf Craft in Franklin, LA, and Breaux Brothers Enterprises in New Iberia, LA. Each CTV is operated by local crews trained under the unique conditions of each OSW development to reliably and efficiently provide transit without negatively impacting the local environment or other marine operations.

Windeas’s fleet is growing

»Windea CTV has been making offshore wind personnel and equipment transfers since August 2023 and our fleet has steadily grown to where we are today. We are thrilled to now have four purpose built CTVs in operation. Our operating partner Hornblower has done an outstanding job scaling our service with the growth of the fleet,” said Bradley Neuberth, of MidOcean Wind LLC and Managing Partner of Windea CTV LLC.

The Enterprise will enter service alongside the “Windea Courageous” and ” Windea Intrepid” in New Bedford and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The ” Windea Ranger” will enter service in Norfolk, Virginia. A fifth CTV will join “Windea Ranger” in Norfolk in early 2025.

“Launching a brand-new fleet of purpose-built CTVs is a pivotal component in the North American OSW market’s efforts to deliver on ambitious federal and state renewable energy goals both today and in the years ahead,” said Timothy O’Brien, Senior Vice President of Ferries and Transportation, Hornblower Group. “With WINDEA’s fleet of newly-built vessels, our government and OSW partners are provided the reliability and capacity needed to successfully service U.S. wind farm operations without sacrificing sustainability, safety, or efficiency.”

In addition to its newly built CTVs currently in operation, Windea CTV’s comprehensive fleet includes the “Gateway Endeavor”, a traditional crew vessel that underwent a CTV conversion by Hornblower Marine in Bridgeport, CT prior to entering service in 2023. The “Gateway Endeavor” is currently operated by Seaward Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Hornblower Group.

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“Windea Intrepid” is one of the four new vessels

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Caption: "Windea Intrepid" is one of the four new vessels