Fred. Olsen Windcarrier docks CTV fleet with local Cumbria operator MPM Northwest


Last week, MPM Northwest helped prepare and facilitate the latest class renewal for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S with Bayard 4 at their facility in Maryport. This is the sixth time a Bayard has used MPM Northwest in the last two years.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier docked three of their Bayard crew transfer vessels (CTVs) in Maryport over the winter months from September 2015 to January 2016. More recently, between November 2016 and February 2017, Bayards 1, 2 and 4 successfully completed their DNV GL five year class renewal at their facility. The mandatory class renewal crowns a series of other certification recently awarded to the Bayard fleet including ISM, MLC, and IMDG – which is not the case for all CTVs in the offshore wind industry.

“We are really pleased with the level of service and the facilities at MPM Northwest. It is a convenient and flexible yard to bring our vessels to for this kind of work. Flexibility is really important to us – conditions at sea in the North West of England are often very harsh and we need to have a strong local supply chain behind us to ensure that our vessels perform to the maximum,” said Benjamin Graff, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S’s Technical Manager.

“We are very happy that Fred. Olsen Windcarrier chose our facilities here in Maryport. We are a part of a thriving local supply chain with a strong presence in the offshore wind sector. We hope to see more vessels from this growing sector in the future,” said Michael John Hawkins, MPM Northwest Director.

Bayard 4 will rejoin her sister vessels at Barrow-in-Furness on 17th February where she will be stationed, along with her crew for the foreseeable future.