The privately owned Swedish-headquartered marine service company Northern Offshore Services (NOS), has taken delivery of the two newest additions to its fleet, the R-Class vessels Runner and Responder.

The two sister crew transfer vessels (CTVs) having 24 seats and 90+24 m2 deck space, were constructed in Singapore at the Penguin Shipyard during 2023, and are now ready for operation in Europe, as NOS informs.

The R-Class will be able to handle the conditions faced on the existing and future windfarms, as the R-Class is designed to stay offshore for longer periods, reducing the need to go back to port, saving both fuel and time for the clients.

NOS said the design “is focused on technician and crew comfort” and the vessels will be able to stay offshore during 24-hour operation.

Furthermore, the vessels have a future proofed automation system, N-O-S Green Technology solutions, and a flexible engine configuration designed to only use the power that the current situation requires.

David Kristensson, group chief executive of Northern Offshore Services, said: “We are grateful for the addition of the two new vessels to our already robust fleet. We have great confidence in M/V Runner and M/V Responder to complement our aggressive Green Technology initiatives. Thanks to all involved for making this delivery possible.”

Northern Offshore Services is having the group’s head office located in Gothenburg, Sweden, with branch offices in Denmark, USA, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The company´s fleet portfolio consists of just over 65 vessels.