HST Marine orders three fast crew suppliers from Damen

Offshore energy industry services provider High Speed Transfers (HST) Marine has ordered three Battery-powered FCS 2710s from Damen Shipyards.

Damen Shipyards said that the vessels would be fitted with 190kW battery arrays that will enable them to operate emissions-free both when in the harbor and when loitering offshore awaiting the retrieval of their technicians.

With the FCS 2710 Hybrids already under construction at Damen Shipyards Antalya, Türkiye, in anticipation of future demand, the delivery of all three vessels will take place in early 2024.

In order to meet market demand, Damen said it was investing further in building additional stock vessels both at Damen Antalya and in Damen Song Cam shipyards in Vietnam.

“The addition of the FCS 2710 Hybrids to our fleet supports our strong commitment to providing low-carbon solutions to our customers in offshore wind,” said Tom Nevin, CEO of HST.

“We are delighted that HST Marine is the inaugural customer for this ground-breaking CTV class,” added Damen’s Frederik van der Linde. “Tom and his team brought the first FCS 2710 into the market and now they are acquiring the first 2710 Hybrid. Their foresight and confidence in Damen has played an important role in the evolution of the modern CTV and we are very proud that they are taking delivery of these high-end vessels. It is testimony to the strength of our relationship based on mutual trust and cooperation.”

General features of the vessels

LOA: 26.8 meters
Beam: 10.5 meters
Depth: 4.3 meters
Draught: 2.3 meters
Superstructure: Aluminium
DWT: 30 tons

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