Floating Hotels

The offshore wind sector constantly requires new solutions. Floating hotels, or Floatels as they are known, are meeting a demand for looking after technicians and other staff for prolonged periods at sea.

This innovation has been championed by Wind Power Support, which was awarded the UK Ships Agency for the Wind Solution floatel, owned by C-bed.

Now working as ships agent on multiple floatels for C-bed and Chevalier Hotels, Wind Power Support is able to help keep UK offshore wind farms fully serviced during construction, operation and maintenance and occupants enjoy a 5-star experience.

Vessels normally spend a month at sea and can be made ready for sea again after less than 24 hours in port.

This proactive approach ensures that vessel owners constantly look to Wind Power Support to work as agents and assist with the smooth running of their vessels.

Wind Solution

In April 2008, Wind Power Support was awarded the UK agency for Wind Solution by C-bed, which at the time was used in the construction of the Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farm using Grimsby as its home port.

Wind Solution normally spends 30 days at sea and can be turned around in a port call in less than 24 hours.

Name:  Wind Solution
Call Sign: 2DKR8
IMO/ HIN No: 6918560

Specification

Length O.A.: 122.71m
Breadth: Extreme 19.2m, Moulded 19.2m
Tonnage Gross: 8893

Accommodation

Wind Solution has 80 cabins with bath/toilets, internet, TV, desk and closet, providing accommodation for 80 technicians and 30 ship crew.  Beds are 90cm minimum.

Other Features

Reception, restaurant, lounge with poker tables, games room, fitness room, conference room, movie lounge, TV lounge, 2 x charters office.

Wind Ambition

Wind Ambition was purchased and refitted by C-bed in mid 2010 and is now on charter to Siemens working very successfully on the Walney 1 wind farm project in the Irish Sea, using Liverpool as its base.

Once again C-bed and Siemens chose the team at Wind Power Support to agent and assist with the smooth running of Wind Ambition.

On 23rd July 2010 Carol Christensen, wife of Wind Power Support MD Kurt Christensen, had the honour of naming Wind Ambition at a ceremony in Fredericia, Denmark and is the ship’s godmother.

Name: Wind Ambition
Call Sign:  2DKR8
IMO/ HIN No: 7347548

Specification

Length O.A.: 153m
Breadth: Extreme 20.5m, Moulded 20m
Tonnage Gross: 13336

Accommodation

Wind Ambition has 137 cabins with bath/toilets, internet, TV, desk and closet, providing accommodation for 130 technicians and 39 ship crew.  Beds are 90cm minimum.

Other Features

Reception, restaurant, lounge with poker tables, games room, fitness room, conference room, movie lounge, Cinema, TV lounge, 2 x charters office.

Wind Perfection

Wind Perfection is the former MS Christian IV which operated a regular service between Denmark and Norway. She is now owned by C-bed and has undergone an extensive refit, relaunching in 2012. Wind Perfection acts as floating hotel for the many technicians involved in the installation and commissioning of the wind turbines.

Registration

IMO: 8020642
Call Sign; ZCEB1
MMSI; 310 582000
Port of Registry: London

Tonnages

Gross: 21,161
Net: 8,921
DWT: 2,880
Fomular DWT: 19,745

Vessel Details

Type: Passenger Ro/Ro Re-Build: 2012

Facilities

Info/Reception, Restaurant, Lounge with Poker tables, Game room, Fitness room, Conference room, movie lounge, Cinema, TV lounge, 2 x Charterers office

Classifications:

Registro Italliano Navoale (RINA)

Hull Type:

Single

Dimensions

Extreme: 24.24m;
Moulded: 24.20m
Depth: 13.59m;
Draft: 5.82m;
Freeboard: 7770mm
Lane Length: 700m;
Length Between Perpendiculars: 136m
Length Registered: 153.4m;
Length Overall: 153.4m

 

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