Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Fast Crew Supplier 1204 to Total Offshore. The crew transfer vessel is the first in the fleet of the company.
The FCS 1204, named Swift, will be used to transport personnel to wind farm in the North Sea.
The contract was signed by Damen and Total Offshore in October. Thanks to Damen’s tradition of constructing standardized vessels in series for stock, the FCS 1204 was ready for delivery just over a month later, after some final preparations at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld.
The FCS 1204 is a flexible design that can be configured for a number of operations. As a crew transfer vessel, up to 12 industrial workers can be transported. The vessel is lightweight, strong and robust.
Onboard protection and comfort come from the proven Sea Axe Bow design of the FCS1204, which enables the vessel to cut through waves and the outstanding visibility of the wheelhouse and the open deck area.
“We are honoured that Total Offshore approached Damen for their first vessel. I’m confident that the FCS 1204 will serve their needs well. This vessel offers high levels of safety, comfort and reliability, well suited to the requirements of the offshore wind sector.”Vincent de Maat, Damen sales manager.
“When we decided to enter the offshore crew transfer market, we were aware of Damen’s reputation in the industry. They responded quickly to our request, providing us with a suitable vessel in the fastest possible timeframe.”Jan van Dam, one of the owners of Total Offshore.