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Iceni Courage Launched

January 01, 2020

Following a full upcycling refit including hull, deck and superstructure 3.6m extension, repower with Volvo Penta IPS900 and internal configuration, the Iceni Courage was launched yesterday by Diverse Marine.

Another Supa-Swath launch

June 03, 2020

Today, another Supa-Swath WFSV was launched at Lung-Teh Shipbuilding in Taiwan for Mainprize Offshore.

She is a second in-class Supa-Swath with several upgrades including resilient superstructure and sonar capabilities.

Emmaya handed over to the owner

May 13, 2020

Emmaya, a first of class 24m Aquaculture Support Vessel, was handed over to its Maltese owner this week. Build by SMS in Southamption, the vessel was built to Maltese Flag NCV Code.

Two Vessel Order from Mainprize Offshore

April 05, 2020

Walker Marine Design is pleased to announce the contract award for two WFSV's for Mainprize Offshore.

Following the success of the MO5, the MO6 & MO7 follow its design principal but with a series of improvements to increase transit and transfer capability, as well as CPP propulsion.

They will be built by Shipbuilding Asia and represents our first project with this shipyard.

Tank Testing

January 29, 2020

Results are in from our Tank test at the National Research Council Test Tank Facility in St John's NL. Our hull shape is 6% more efficient than originally predicted!

Diverse Marine & Iceni Marine New Build project

March 18, 2020

Walker Marine Design are proud to announce that we're designing a 24m crew transfer vessel in-build at Diverse Marine for Turner Iceni Ltd.

Contract Awarded For New FireCat

September 29, 2019

A new specialist, fire-fighting (FiFi) vessel is destined for Kuwait. Designed by Walker Marine Design, the new vessel will be built by Canada’s MetalCraft Marine Inc.

First-in-class, the FireCat will be equipped with two MTU engines delivering speeds of up to 25 knots. She features a double-storey wheelhouse for excellent visibility, will carry four crew, and is fitted with a 4-berth cabin, medical room, and equipment storage space. She also uniquely boasts six monitors, which deliver 11,000 gallons per minute.

MO5 All Ready For Work

September 24, 2019

The MO5 is now all ready for operations in Germany. 

This vessel is the first of class of our innovative Supa-Swath hull form designed specifically for exceptional seakeeping and transfer capability. 

To learn more about this design, CLICK HERE

Walker Marine Design Wins Refit Contract

September 15, 2019

Walker Marine Design is delighted to be working with Manor Renewable Energy and Manor Marine UK Ltd on the refit of two CTV's. 

14m Fire Boat Completed

July 08, 2019

Barracuda, WMD's innovative 14 metre fire boat, has completed successful sea trials and customer handover. 

The project is the collaboration between WMD, AMC and Angloco for the Guyana Fire Service. 

Seawork 2019

June 04, 2019

Walker Marine Design will be exhibiting at Seawork 2019. Find us on stand Q45 to learn more about our current projects, see our design portfolio, or just come for a coffee and talk boats!

Contract awarded for new Firefighting vessel

June 12, 2018

A tri-party partnership between WMD, Aluminium Marine Consultants Ltd (AMC) and Angloco to design and build a new generation of firefighting vessels has been successful.

 

The 14m vessel will be built by AMC on the Isle of Wight, and will be able to carry out multi roles to meet the risk and hazards of modern day marine firefighting. The ‘Fi Fi’ range offers a selection of vessels up to 23m, and the first vessel is due for delivery in February 2019.

 

For the full article visit: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/vessel-build-and-maintenance/ship-and-boatbuilding/tri-partnership-exports-first-firefighter

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Manor Renewable Energy Video

March 12, 2018

Manor Renewable Energy Ltd video is now available, where the SCORE Grant and development on their new vessel is discussed. WMD are currently in the early stages of the design and look forward to sharing this new innovative vessel soon. 

New Hybrid CTV

March 20, 2018

WMD relish getting involved with new innovative products and technology, and this innovative hybrid Wind Farm Crew Transfer Vessel design has been a fantastic project to develop.

 

We’ve spent months working with the team at AMC to deliver a vessel which boasts the same features as a CTV but with fuel savings of over 30%. The hybrid system will enable the CTV to have a 6-hour loitering at 5-8 knots on battery power alone, therefore offering savings on fuel and operating at zero emissions. WMD and AMC can also feature this series hybrid system into most of our existing design portfolio.

 

For the full article visit: https://www.offshorewind.biz/2018/03/12/aluminium-marine-consultants-unveils-ctv-hybrid-design/

Tri-party design WFSV

August 01, 2017

Mainprize Offshore is working hard to attract even more business from the still growing market for offshore wind, so it has built its cleverest windfarm service vessel yet, the MO4.

The vessel paid a visit to this year’s Seawork International exhibition en-route to its first commission, an eight-year term with Deutsche Windtechnik, working on Germany’s offshore windfarms.

Walker Marine set to make waves

May 21, 2015

New naval architecture consultancy business, Walker Marine Design Ltd, is off to a good start after securing a number of contracts for the offshore wind sector and wider marine industry.

Founded by experienced Naval Architect James Walker, the UK-based company specialises in the design, repair and refit of commercial workboats, particularly high-speed light craft. It has the in-house capability to provide stability assessments, stability books and structural calculations for any marine structure.

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