Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd (“Strategic Marine”) recently handed over “Centus Ten” to Malaysian Offshore operator Centus Marine Sdn Bhd (“Centus”). This marks the third fast crew boat handed over by Strategic Marine to Centus in the last 12 months and the tenth vessel overall.
Commenting on the vessel handover, Strategic Marine’s CEO Chan Eng Yew said: “This is the tenth vessel we have delivered for Centus since our relationship with Centus began close to 10 years ago. Centus' continued relationship and support is a solid endorsement of our design, quality, our expertise and close partner-working with each of our customers, delivering above and beyond their expectations. We look forward to delivering more exceptional vessels for Centus in the future. This is the first vessel delivered by Strategic Marine in 2022 and there will be many more deliveries in the pipeline for the rest of this year”
Centus added: “We are delighted to take delivery of this latest and much anticipated sister vessel which further cements our long-established relationship with Strategic Marine and demonstrates our confidence in the team delivering high quality services and vessels, enhancing our fleet and helping us to exceed our customer’s expectations.”
Paolo Moretti, CEO of RINA Services, said: “The Centus Ten is the latest of a series of technologically advanced vessels that Strategic Marine has been asked to deliver. This proves the recognition and trust that Centus and the industry have in their competence. For RINA, to be part of this project as the classification society is an honour and an opportunity to respond to the evolving needs of the offshore sector with the most appropriate and advanced solutions.”
Both offshore support vessels have been developed and features new capabilities to meet Centus' detailed and specific operational requirements, with the vessel design directly influenced and enhanced by feedback from Centus’ customers and operational staff, to deliver industry leading performance. The latest vessel, in common with its sister ship, has a range of bespoke features and additions such as dedicated bow loading, an enlarged wheelhouse and personnel cabins, all with the objective of providing the very best vessel safety and performance.
Centus Ten completed its sea trials at the end of the first week of January, delivering exceptional results and gathering extremely positive feedback from the customer. Both vessels have benefited from Strategic Marine’s rigorous quality and weight control measures and deliver an operational service speed of more than 30 knots and a top speed in excess of 31 knots in sea state 2 conditions, propelled by three Cummins KTA50 engines.
The vessel’s design incorporates the robust engineering of Strategic Marine’s generation 3 hulls which has been well proven in tough marine environments while special attention has been paid to crew comfort and safety, which is reflected in the interior arrangement of the vessel. The crew accommodation area features 12 berths in seven cabins while the main deck lounge can comfortably accommodate up to 100 personnel in spacious business class recliner seats. The vessel also offers dedicated luggage racks, a large, incorporated deck storage and wide walkways to facilitate crew transfer in demanding offshore conditions.