Dutch company Groen Offshore, Guard & Support (Rederij Groen) has ordered a Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610 vessel. The vessel will be customized with Offshore Oil & Gas standby capabilities.
According to a statement by Damen, Rederij Groen will deploy the new vessel on long-term charter for a major E&P operator in the Danish part of the North Sea, following a delivery this summer from Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam.
The FCS 2610, to be built from stock, is the first Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier in Groen Offshore, Guard & Support’s fleet of 27 vessels and 37 charter vessels.
The vessel design has been mostly utilized in Europe’s Offshore Wind construction and maintenance sector. This is now the first FCS 2610 customised for Offshore Oil & Gas.
Damen further says that Groen Offshore, Guard & Support specified a number of plug and play features including a davit for a fast rescue craft on the fore deck, a 10-foot offshore container outfitted as a hospital/office, a multipurpose deck crane and Dacon Rescue Scoop.
“The Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers stand out for their speed, maximum seaworthiness, excellent fuel economy and high stability,” a spokesperson for Groen Offshore, Guard & Support stated. “That means they can also be deployed in harsher weather conditions.”