Scania will equip the new Patriot CTV

Engine manufacturer Scania has announced that it has been selected by Patriot Offshore Maritime Services to power its new 27-metre aluminum Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV), chartered by Vineyard Wind to support the construction and management of its commercial offshore wind project.

CTV will be built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Somerset, Massachusetts for delivery in mid-2023. Based on an Incat Crowther catamaran design, it will be able to carry up to 24 technicians and staff. The vessel will be powered by four 800 horsepower Scania DI16 082M engines supplied by Mack Boring Parts & Co.

The new CTV will initially come from New Bedford and other Massachusetts ports during construction of the Vineyard Wind 1 project, carrying personnel and equipment in support of the project. Vineyard Wind is building an 800 megawatt wind farm 15 miles off Martha’s Vineyard.

“The demanding conditions offshore CTVs face and the rigid schedules they must adhere to make speed and efficiency of the utmost importance,” said David Hughes, Marine Product Sales Manager, Scania USA. “Our DI16 engines deliver the performance Patriot was looking for and we are thrilled to be involved in this project.”

“Vineyard Wind is counting on us to ensure construction stays on schedule and the future management of this project goes smoothly,” said Michael Landry, president of Patriot Offshore Maritime Services. “To this end, we have selected one of the most accomplished shipyards in the region and specified the highest quality components for construction. We were very impressed with the performance of the Scania engines and are confident that they will exceed our expectations.

“We have a lot of experience building boats for the demanding applications that our customers operate in,” said Peter Duclos, president of Gladding-Hearn. “Although this is our first CTV powered by Scania quad engines, we are confident that the high quality construction of Scania engines will have no problem meeting these requirements.”

Built on a compacted graphite iron (CGI) engine block and using a simple wastegate turbocharger, the Scania DI16-litre quad engines deliver peak performance without the need for additional turbos or superchargers, according to the manufacturer. The resulting lighter weight, combined with Scania’s proprietary Engine Management System (EMS) and Common Rail Very High Pressure Injection (XPI) system, optimizes fuel delivery, enabling impressive torque, reduced noise and exceptional fuel efficiency, Scania said.

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