Sam Pan Marine orders crew transfer vessels

Oct. 20, 2021
Sam Pan Marine Holdings Pte Ltd. has ordered six Strat Cat 27 crew transfer vessels from Strategic Marine.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – Sam Pan Marine Holdings Pte Ltd. has ordered six Strat Cat 27 (SC27) crew transfer vessels (CTV) from Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd.

The contract covers build, delivery, and exclusive commercial management for bareboat vessel charter and sale. It also includes an option to build and deliver six more vessels. 

Deliveries are expected to start in 2Q 2022.

Strategic Marine’s recently launched SC27 CTV has been designed specifically for the offshore wind farm and renewables market.

The SC27, built in conjunction with design partner BMT, has been designed with environmental and operational flexibility in mind, according to Strategic Marine. It can be fitted with a hybrid propulsion system to reduce main engine hours and maintenance, cut vessel noise and vibration and, depending on its operational profile and charging facilities, may reduce the vessel’s carbon footprint. 

The CTV can be fitted with various engine and propulsion options and can reach speeds of more than 30 knots.

Greg Daniel, technical manager of Strategic Marine Group, said: “The SC27 has an improved super-efficient hull design that maximizes the waterline length, delivering a 2-2.5% increase in efficiency compared to the SC26, across a large range of loading conditions thereby reducing emissions and fuel consumption. 

“By applying real life feedback from vessel operators, the internal arrangements have been optimized for improved comfort and workflow with ample storage space, comfortable sleeping areas and business class seating.”

He added: “Furthermore, reflecting today’s health and environmental considerations, the SC27 has been designed to reduce the risk of infectious disease and can meet relevant classification society biosafety and environmentally friendly notations, including the Green Passport for ship recycling.”