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CWind’s specialised fleet of Crew Transfer Vessels continue to expand and improve to meet the needs of our short term contracts and our long term charters. Our commitment to investing in innovation and impressive fleet and highly-qualified, experienced crew are capable of transporting technicians quickly, safely and comfortably to and from sites, even in tough weather conditions.

Why choose CWIND?

We’re the only partner offering a comprehensive, bespoke solution with an unrivalled and proven track record of success. Providing fully qualified and experienced technicians, delivering an extensive range of operations and maintenance solutions topside and subsea, and an extensive fleet of fuel efficient crew transfer vessels.

Our Global Projects

A selection of our worldwide projects, demonstrating our industry leading services

Our Latest News

Posted: 11/10/2023

CWind Enters New Chapter with Acquisition by Inspirit Capital, Strengthening Commitment to Offshore Wind Industry

CWind, a leading provider of offshore wind support services, today announced their acquisition by Inspirit Capital, a UK-based investment firm. The news marks the beginning of a new era for CWind, as it transforms into a stand-alone entity, no longer affiliated with Global Marine Group, the...

Posted: 04/11/2021

Next generation CTVs arrive to help combat emissions

CWind has worked with naval architects to develop the world’s first hybrid SES crew transfer vessel, as projects move further from shore. Reduced emissions and fuel consumption, increased speeds and range, and an ability to operate in higher sea states are factors influencing the design of...

Posted: 24/09/2021

Protect, Preserve, Repair: reducing the cost of offshore wind through proactive maintenance, inspection, protection and repair

Ambitious environmental targets from governments around the world, including Germany’s 20GW by 2030, and the UK’s commitment to 40GW by 2030, are accelerating the growth of offshore renewables and in particular, offshore wind, which is set to skyrocket over the next decade. When the first offshore...

Posted: 02/08/2021

World’s First Hybrid-Powered Surface Effect Ship Classed by Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC), has classified the world’s first hybrid-powered Surface Effect Ship (SES), the CWind Pioneer, which features an air cushion, twin hulls and an innovative diesel and electric drivetrain with considerable battery storage onboard. CWind is a...

Posted: 25/06/2021

Day of the Seafarer

Today and every day we appreciate our offshore colleagues, who work at sea in order to support the vital offshore wind industry. In recognition of ‘Day of the Seafarer’ we asked two of our crew transfer vessel Masters to share their experience of working offshore. Walter...

Posted: 06/04/2021

CWind completes campaign at Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm

CWind, a leading provider of project services, Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) has completed their cable pull-in and termination and testing campaign at Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm. Spanning a period of just over six months, CWind’s scope of work included utilising two walk to...

Posted: 10/03/2021

CWind Completes Sale of Endeavour to Wood Marine as Part of CTV Fleet Upgrade Project

CWind, a leading provider of project services and Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to the offshore wind industry, has completed the sale of their CTV, Endeavour, to Wood Marine, a port services operator based in Suffolk. The sale of Endeavour, an 18.5m catamaran with a maximum speed...

Posted: 04/11/2020

CWind completes 2020 works at East Anglia ONE Windfarm

CWind, has completed this year’s campaign as part of their East Anglia ONE Windfarm contract. In 2019, CWind was awarded a multi-year contract with ScottishPower Renewables and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group to provide below water services, including subsea inspections of the foundation jackets and offshore substation,...

Posted: 25/08/2020

Ten years of CWind

From humble beginnings in a Brightlingsea shipyard, to an international company, the last decade has seen huge growth and change for CWind. We spoke to Stafford Butcher, who has been working with CWind since 2010, to find out how he feels the company has changed over...

Posted: 25/08/2020

Vision of Offshore Renewables in 2030

THE NEXT DECADE Throughout its 10-year history, CWind, has been at the forefront of new technologies and innovative design ideas to advance the offshore renewables industry. When the business was conceived in 2010, offshore wind accounted for just 1% of global wind installations by capacity. Today,...

Posted: 14/07/2020

Why safety and flexibility are still key to efficient CTV operation

“If you’d told me at the start of 2020 that we’d be reconfiguring our vessel layouts in March because of COVID-19, I’d have thought you were joking.” Lea Hurst, Marine Manager at CWind, had seen the news reports showing the impact of COVID-19 in other parts...

Kentish Flats and CWind Tempest
Posted: 08/06/2020

OREAC: 1,400 GW of offshore wind is possible by 2050, and will be key for green recovery

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) is an initiative led by major players in the offshore wind industry, formed in response to the 2019 call for ocean-based climate action by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel). On World Ocean Day,...

CWind new vessel renders
Posted: 22/04/2020

CWind continues fleet expansion to enable robust maintenance of vital power networks

CWind has continued with its fleet development and expansion plans by signing a long-term agreement with Dalby Offshore. The agreement, which will see CWind immediately add four new vessels to its fleet with the option of an additional two vessels later in the year, is evidence...

CWind Scottish Power Renewables EA1 offshore wind farm
Posted: 15/04/2020

Scottish Power Renewables announces CWind East Anglia One contract award

CWind is delighted to share Scottish Power Renewables’ latest press release announcing our new contract to provide subsea maintenance, surveys and pre-engineering studies at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm.   Nathanael Allison, Managing Director at CWind, said: “We are thrilled that CWind has been...

Posted: 13/01/2020

Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition Launches to Accelerate Global Offshore Wind Capacity

An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy and mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change. Ocean-based renewable energy—such as offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power—could meet nearly 10% of the annual greenhouse gas...

Posted: 11/12/2019

Engineering the next steps on the path to zero-emissions CTVs

The zero-emissions goal is shared by many companies in the offshore wind industry. In recognition of our development of a low-emissions vessel, CWind was recently announced as one of four winners awarded funding and support through the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator’s Low Emission Vessels competition,...

Image of Paul Redpath, Project Manager at CWind
Posted: 21/11/2019

My life in offshore wind: Paul Redpath, Project Manager, CWind

As a relatively young industry, offshore wind attracts people from a wide range of different backgrounds. Whether they’re looking for the sort of engineering challenges offshore projects provide, or the buzz of working on turbines at sea, offshore wind offers a role to suit most personalities....

Posted: 16/10/2019

CWind secures contract to deliver world’s first hybrid propulsion SES to Ørsted

CWind announced today a long-term charter contract agreement with Ørsted, delivering by mid-2020, the world’s first hybrid powered Surface Effect Ship (SES) to Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. The agreement between the world’s leading windfarm operator Ørsted and CWind, part of the Global Marine...

Posted: 04/02/2019

CWind Digitises Critical Operations With CrewSmart

CWind is pleased to share CrewSmart’s latest press release: Leading provider of integrated offshore wind solutions adopts CrewSmart to transform its fleet and crew management, bringing about substantial operational efficiency CWind, a leading provider of topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables...

ORE Catapult Levenmouth Turbine
Posted: 24/01/2019

CWind & ORE Catapult Drive UK Offshore Wind Technology Innovation

Thursday 24th January 2019. CWind, a leading provider of topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utilities market, has signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s offshore renewable energy innovation centre. The agreement demonstrates CWind’s...

Posted: 23/10/2018

CWind Taiwan Completes Inaugural Contract at Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm

CWind Taiwan, a joint venture between CWind and International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC), providing offshore wind farm support services to Taiwanese offshore wind farm developers and owners, announced today that it has successfully completed its first project, a bathymetric survey at wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind...

Posted: 21/06/2018

CWind Supports Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s £1.3m Programme of Technology Innovation Projects Designed to Advance Scotland’s Offshore Wind Sector

CWind is pleased to share the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s latest press release: The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced a £1.3m programme of technology innovation projects designed to advance Scotland’s offshore wind sector. The programme is backed by £445k funding from the Scottish Government, a...

Posted: 22/03/2018

New European research project to tackle the challenges of offshore wind farm O&M through new Service Operation Vessel concept

As part of the NEXUS consortium, CWind is pleased to share the latest news on the a shared project to develop the Crew Transfer Vessel of the future. A new multi-million euros European research and development project will develop new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) designs and business...

Posted: 08/09/2017

CWind Awarded TP Gate Contract

Two DONG Energy offshore wind farms set to benefit from CWind expertise. Chelmsford, Friday 8 September 2017. CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy, to install new and retrofit existing gates...

Posted: 08/08/2017

CWind Secures Major Cable Pull-in Contract at Merkur Offshore Wind Farm

Chelmsford, Tuesday 8 August 2017. CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that it has been successfully awarded a contract to deliver all cable pull-in services for 66 offshore wind turbines and one offshore substation at Merkur Offshore Wind Farm,...

Posted: 03/07/2017

CWind Announces Two-Year Crew Transfer Vessel Extension on Key Offshore Wind Farm Project for Dong Energy

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that DONG Energy, one of the key energy groups in Northern Europe, has granted CWind a two-year extension to its existing three-year Crew Transfer Vessel contract at the West of Duddon Sands Offshore...

Posted: 02/05/2017

CWind Reaches Halfway Point of 15 Month Secondary Works Contract for Iberdrola’s Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore renewables industry and part of the Global Marine Group focused on delivering the company’s power cable capabilities, announced today that it has reached the halfway point on a 15 month project to provide a wide range of...

Posted: 16/02/2017

CWind Invests in Largest Crew Transfer Vessel to Date

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that it has invested in the Company’s largest crew transfer vessel to date. Newly named as CWind Phantom, the 27.4m catamaran can hold 20,000 litres of fuel and has a 20-ton cargo capacity,...

Posted: 26/01/2017

CWind Supports Centrica Jack Up Operations from Grimsby Hub

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that it provided one of its Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to international energy and services company, Centrica. The vessel MPC 19 CWind Alliance supported the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LID) offshore wind farms...

Posted: 04/01/2017

CWind Provides Crew Transfer Vessels for EON Blade Maintenance Work at Robin Rigg

CWind, a leading integrated service provider in the offshore wind industry, announced today that it supplied Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to assist with blade repair operations at the offshore wind farm for E.ON, the wind farm site owner at Robin Rigg. CWind has extensive experience in...

Posted: 08/12/2016

CWind provide CTVs for Siemens Blade Maintenance Campaign

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that it recently provided two Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) from the 22-strong CWind fleet to support blade maintenance campaigns at Lynn & Inner Dowsing and Rhyl Flats offshore wind farms. The project for Siemens...

Posted: 05/12/2016

CWind Provides ROV Subsea Inspections for E.ON at Amrumbank West

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has completed a key project for E.ON, site wind farm owner, to undertake inspections of the monopiles, scour protection and cables at a number of locations at Amrumbank West offshore wind farm off the coast...

Posted: 22/11/2016

CWind Wins Contract To Undertake Secondary Works For Geosea At Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that they have been appointed by Geosea, offshore marine engineers, to undertake required secondary works at the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm for a period of approximately six months starting in December 2016. This...


CWind Services

Corrosion Protection

Full corrosion protection services, inspection, procurement, application and transportation to maximise asset lifetime

Subsea Survey Solutions

Utilising the CTV fleet to undertake subsea surveys, a cost effective solution maximising the benefits of time on site

Topside Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

CWind has a robust track record of experience delivering Topside Inspections, Maintenance and Repair (IMR), utilising owned assets, best people and proven procedures, delivered through one interface

Subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

Optimised, flexible solutions using cutting edge technology for Subsea Inspections, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) to meet customer requirements

Crew Transfer Vessel Charter

Transporting technicians quickly and safely, to and from site with a fleet of 17 vessels