First Damen Twin Axe ordered for offshore oil and gas industryVessel & ROV News // May 27, 2015
Groen Offshore Guard & Support has ordered a FCS 2610.
Groen Offshore Guard & Support has selected the first Damen 'Twin Axe' Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2610 to be customised for work in the offshore oil and gas sector. The innovative vessel will provide a range of services including acting as a safety standby vessel.
The Netherlands-based company will deploy the new unit on a long-term charter for a major E&P operator in the Danish part of the North Sea, following delivery this summer from Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam. The vessel is being delivered from stock after being customised for its role.
Damen has built more than 40 examples of the Twin Axe FCS 2610 design, mainly for the offshore wind industry in Europe.
Groen Offshore Guard & Support specified a number of 'plug and play' features for the new vessel, including a davit for a fast rescue craft on the fore deck, a 10ft offshore container outfitted as a hospital/office, a multipurpose deck crane and Dacon rescue scoop.