First crew transfer vessel designed and manufactured in France

Aug. 10, 2022
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Tidal Transit have delivered the Inno'vent vessel to GE Renewable Energy.

Offshore staff

PARIS, France  As the installation of the wind turbines on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm is underway, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Tidal Transit Ltd. announced Aug. 9 the delivery to GE Renewable Energy of Inno'vent, the first crew transfer vessel (CTV) dedicated to the transfer of technicians and their equipment between the coast and the wind farm for turbine maintenance.

The design of this new unit was created by MAURIC, a naval architecture firm based in Nantes and a member of Neopolia, while the construction is being carried out by the French shipyard OCEA. Her mission is to ensure the transfer of technicians between the LD Tide maintenance base located in La Turballe and the park for the maintenance of the wind turbines and the electrical substation.

Inno'vent is the first of two CTVs ordered by GE Renewable Energy entirely designed and built in France. They will sail under the French flag. These ships are equipped with a hybrid propulsion system with batteries and a foil to reduce fuel consumption and improve performance. These two devices will reduce CO2 emissions by about 15%.