Diamond Sea Glaze wins order from Silverback Marine

Diamond Sea Glaze said it was selected by shipbuilder Silverback Marine of Tacoma, Wash., to provide windows and a wheelhouse door to its first-ever Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) for vessel operations. -earth (STS). The order includes its D-Series windows, as well as the Model 250 watertight door.

“We chose Diamond Sea Glaze for two reasons: a proven history of durability in harsh conditions and precision engineering of DSG systems,” said Ian Gracey, CEO of Silverback Marine. “Glazing and enclosures are a key component of passenger safety and operator visibility, and only the best will do in commercial applications like this.”

The vessel will be used to transport personnel between shore and other vessels working in the offshore wind industry.

Diamond Sea Glaze said the contract was its first for an STS CTV in offshore wind, and noted that Freeman Marine – another member of the AdvanTec Marine family – also recently won a key CTV contract for offshore wind operations. , including a large number of homologated devices, cast aluminum hatches. “We are thrilled to have Ian’s vote of confidence on his first STS CTD,” said Scott R. Atkinson, Business Development Manager, AdvanTec Marine. “Offshore wind is becoming a key market for AdvanTec Marine.”

Silverback’s new STS CTV is 35′ 5” long and 10′ wide. It will be powered by two 300 horsepower OXE Diesel outboard engines. Among other innovations, the flat deck drains all water overboard, eliminating the need for automatic bailers.

Silverback began building the vessel in July 2022. Final assembly is expected to be completed in January 2023, followed closely by sea trials.

Valerie J. Wallis