Other features of the new craft include enhanced foredeck capacity and wheelhouse visibility, which enables skippers, crews, and technicians to navigate challenging logistical assignments safely. For NR Marine Services, the vessel will support an ongoing commitment to the highest standards of service for offshore wind farms, while adding new levels and standards of efficiency, versatility and flexibility.
This new vessel, to be named ‘NR Predator’, is a ground-up design using the experience and expertise gained from all stakeholders over 20 years of chartering, operating, and building crew transfer vessels. The traditional catamaran hull form has been extensively CFD tested and optimised by our team of experienced naval architects to provide class-leading seakeeping coupled with reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
This first-of-class vessel is being built as ‘hybrid ready’ with an insulated generator space ready to receive generators and batteries, but initially, the vessel will be conventionally powered with quad Volvo Penta IPS900 engine and drive system, all fitted with IMO Tier III SCR and Urea injection exhaust systems to reduce the Nitrogen oxide & Sulphur oxide emission levels.