In response to feedback that is positive offshore suppliers, Damen Shipyards Group chose to build three new vessels of the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 Hybrid kind on stock at the Damen Antalya yard in Turkey. The vessels will soon be available for fast delivery for operators in the quickly emerging energy production that is offshore renewable.
Hybrid propulsion enables zero emission operation in wind parks and in harbours. Fast and crew that is stable vessels that have the ability to operate at rough seas are becoming a necessity in overseas power production. In the developing that is quickly wind industry, vessels for crew and materials need to be versatile, stable and sturdy, in order to manoeuvre in between your turbine shafts and also to offer safe and fast transfers from and to shore stations.
Damen has developed the axe that is twin FCS 2710 that is fit to do the just work at overseas wind farms with simplicity and comfort. The catamaran design offers security that is great with plenty of deck space. Both slender hulls have the axe bow design, with a very sharp and bow that is deep eliminate slamming in and over waves. The hull design in combination with a gearbox that is two-speed the vessel motions and maximizes the vessel’s thrust whenever being pushed about the boat landing of a wind turbine, increasing the operability, safety and convenience of crew transfer operations.
Built in aluminium, the vessels by having an length that is overall of meter and 10.5 meter beam, offer passenger capacity of 24 persons for transfer to overseas workplaces and 90 square meters of deck space. The FCS 2710 can reach speeds up to 25 knots and continue maintaining high speed also at rough seas because the axe bow design eliminates slamming and pitching in waves to extent that is great.
Based for a proven design with proven equipment, the FCS 2710 guarantees durable and quality that is robust. The vessel offers opportunities for customisation upon the proven platform. Cranes, deck gear, lay-out of deck and interior spaces as well as the true amount of passengers seats and crew accommodation can be altered to deliver owner demand.
Damen provides more than quality vessels: the garden group provides solution that is complete as ‘ship as a service’. Any alteration to meet specific operational needs, lifelong service and repair and even financing options are included within the services Damen will offer.
With three FCS 2710 Hybrid vessels under construction, Damen is focusing on the development of a E-FCS that is all-electric 2710. Aided by the Hybrid versions available from the spring of 2023, the all-electric supply that is overseas is expected to be available during the year 2024.