Windcat CTV in an offshore wind farm

Offshore Solutions

Crew Transport Vessel (CTV)

FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics (FWOL) offers Crew-Transfer Ships in cooperation with the dutch company Windcat Workboats. WindCat Workboats is Europe's leading provider of specialist crew transfer vessels to the offshore windpower industry.

FWOL combines the long experience and considerable know-how of two companies which are well known in the shipping world: the FRS Group and Windcat Workboats. With a total of over 17 years of experience in the offshore wind industry, FWOL has successfully completed thousands of safe transfers to wind turbines.

Offshore Windpark

FWOL provides tailor-made logistics concepts for each project according to its individual requirements. Furthermore, FWOL is a reliable partner for crew transfer services, employing efficient and continuously upgraded vessels.

This emphasis on new technology has, for example, already led to the reduction of typical hourly fuel consumption to only 200 litres while maintaining a service speed of 25 knots.

The fitting of catalytic converters for the reduction of NOx emissions further underscores the vessels' pioneering position with respect to environmental friendliness.

The Windgrip System, a unique robust and efficient transfer system developed by Windcat Workboats, ensures safe transfers even in rougher sea conditions while saving up to 300 litres of fuel per day. This won the Windgrip System the "Renewable UK Health and Safety Award" in 2016. In addition, the improved stability though the Windgrip System helps the operation of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and loading cranes as well as divers.


The solution for future challenges


  • Access to wind turbines via Crew Transfer Vessels
  • Logistic Services in inshore waters
  • ISO 9001/14001 und OHSAS 18001 certified
  • First crew transfer vessels worldwide with catalytic converters
Windcat 28 docking
Windpark auf dem Meer.