Dutch company Offshore Wind Services (OWS), specialists in the provision of crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind industry have ordered a Damen FCS 2008. This is the company’s second vessel ordered from Damen this year.
Damen Shipyard Den Helder in the Netherlands will meet the specific requirements of the client. This includes outfitting the vessel with a second generator set and offshore crane. She will also be painted in the company’s colours. The vessel is to be named Offshore Waddenzee. The order is notable for the speed with which it is being handled. Jelle Meindertsma, Damen sales manager, explains: “The vessel has been ordered in June and will be delivered very quickly in August complete and ready to work.” The vessel is going to be working alongside two other OWS vessels on the construction phase of the Luchterduinen Offshore Wind Farm for Van Oord.
The order was signed after successful sea trials that took place in the Dutch North Sea at the Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm. This is the second vessel ordered from Damen by OWS this year. The first, an FCS 2610, is currently being built in Singapore for delivery later this year.