SeaZip Offshore Service has decided to double the passenger capacity of its crew transport vessels (CTV’s). The Dutch company is converting its vessels from 12 PAX to 24 PAX to offer the offshore industry more flexibility. The SeaZip 3 to 6 will be operational from March-April 2022 as 24 PAX vessels.
The work will be carried out by Next Generation (NG) Shipyards in Lauwersoog. The capacity will be doubled by expanding the passenger compartment. In addition, a sophisticated air conditioning and ventilation facilities will be installed. The comfort provided remains optimal and the generous layout of the passenger facilities makes it possible to comply with any social distancing rules for as long as the pandemic is ongoing, SeaZip said.
More flexibility and lower costs
With the conversion from 12 PAX to 24 PAX, SeaZip anticipates the increasing demand for flexible and cost-efficient transport solutions for both smaller maintenance teams and larger groups of technicians, in line with the inherent dynamics of Maintenance & Operations processes in the offshore energy industry. The operation should provide the offshore industry with more space and flexibility with considerably lower transport costs and lower total carbon emissions.
The SeaZip crew vessels, in service since 2015/2016, will continue to sail under the Dutch flag in their 24 PAX version. This is due to a recent amendment to Dutch maritime legislation. This is an extra advantage for wind farm projects that are carried out in an EU context. Source: SeaZip