Louis Dreyfus orders CTV against Siemens Gamesa charter

Louis Dreyfus and Tidal Transit will supply a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) to be used for the operation & maintenance of the Fécamp offshore wind farm.

Louis Dreyfus orders CTV against Siemens Gamesa charter

This new vessel will be built by Strategic Marine, a shipyard based in Singapore. 

Following an international call for tenders, Siemens Gamesa selected LD Tide (a joint venture between LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS and TIDAL TRANSIT) to provide a high-performance 24 passenger CTV (Crew Transfer Vessel). LD Tide will operate the CTV for the safe transfer of maintenance technicians on the Fécamp offshore wind farm. This contract is a new success for LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group in the field of renewable energy, this last vessel being the fourth newbuilt CTV owned and operated by LD Tide.

The construction of this new unit has been entrusted to Strategic Marine, a shipyard based in Singapore, specialized in building vessels supporting the offshore wind industry. The yard has accumulated considerable experience in the design and construction of such vessels. They have delivered dozens of units over the last years, which are recognized for their performance and endurance. The StratCat27 CTV is a high-specification 24 pax vessel, benefiting from a well-known design, upgraded in 2022 to enhance the level of performance, safety and comfort on board.

The CTV will be manned with French crew.

With 71 7MW wind turbines, the Fécamp offshore wind farm will offer an installed capacity of 500 MW and will supply 60% of the electricity consumption of the Seine-Maritime department, in France. 

"We are very pleased to start our collaboration with Siemens Gamesa, a market leader in the renewable energy field.", said Kamil Beffa, CEO, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. "This long-term contract is part of our strategy to expand our Offshore Renewables business.  We continue to support the development of the French maritime industrial sector dedicated to offshore wind."