OWS Christens Damen Fast Crew Supplier

Posted by Eric Haun
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Attendees pose for a photo with OWS’ new Damen FCS 2008 vessel, Offshore Waddenzee, during the christening ceremony at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam, on August 22 (Photo: Damen)

Offshore Wind Services’ (OWS) latest Damen vessel – the Fast Crew Supplier 2008 Offshore Waddenzee - was officially named at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam, on August 22.

The FCS 2008 is the second Damen vessel ordered this year by the Dutch company, which is a specialist in the provision of crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind industry. In January, OWS became the first company to order the next generation Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610. This vessel is being built in Singapore for delivery later this year.

The Offshore Waddenzee, which was christened by Ellen Cornelise Nieuwenhuis, the wife of Pieter Tavenier, ENECO Managing Director Wind, will be working alongside two other OWS vessels on the construction phase of the Luchterduinen Offshore Wind Farm for Van Oord.

Philip Woodcock, Operations Director at OWS, commented, “The FCS 2008 is a very capable vessel for working on an offshore wind construction project close to shore like Luchterduinen. Damen's off-the-shelf approach ensures a rapid turnaround time, which helps us to meet our goal of providing our clients with first class service on time."

Damen Shipyard Den Helder has tailored the new vessel to meet the specific requirements of OWS, which has included outfitting the vessel with a second generator set and offshore crane.

The order is notable for the speed with which it was handled. Jelle Meindertsma, Damen Sales Manager, explained, “The vessel was only ordered in June, and she was delivered in August complete and ready to work.”

The order was signed after successful sea trials that took place in the Dutch North Sea at the Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm. The FCS 2008 has a Sea Axe hull that reduces slamming and ensures the highest possible standard of crew comfort in a wide range of sea states. The FCS 2008 has been launched following the success of the FCS 2610 and is designed for situations when a smaller vessel perfectly meets project requirements.

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  • OWS’ newest vessel, Offshore Waddenzee, is a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2008 built for offshore wind construction projects (Photo: Damen)

    OWS’ newest vessel, Offshore Waddenzee, is a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2008 built for offshore wind construction projects (Photo: Damen)

  • Jan Dirk Hudig, Managing Director Offshore Wind Services; Ellen Cornelise Nieuwenhuis, wife of Pieter Tavenier, ENECO, who performed the naming ceremony; and Jelle Meindertsma, Regional Sales Manager Benelux, Damen Shipyards Group (Photo: Damen)

    Jan Dirk Hudig, Managing Director Offshore Wind Services; Ellen Cornelise Nieuwenhuis, wife of Pieter Tavenier, ENECO, who performed the naming ceremony; and Jelle Meindertsma, Regional Sales Manager Benelux, Damen Shipyards Group (Photo: Damen)

  • A bottle is broken on Offshore Waddenzee during a christening ceremony at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam (Photo: Damen)

    A bottle is broken on Offshore Waddenzee during a christening ceremony at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam (Photo: Damen)

  • Offshore Waddenzee at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam (Photo: Damen)

    Offshore Waddenzee at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam (Photo: Damen)

  • OWS’ newest vessel, Offshore Waddenzee, is a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2008 built for offshore wind construction projects (Photo: Damen)
  • Jan Dirk Hudig, Managing Director Offshore Wind Services; Ellen Cornelise Nieuwenhuis, wife of Pieter Tavenier, ENECO, who performed the naming ceremony; and Jelle Meindertsma, Regional Sales Manager Benelux, Damen Shipyards Group (Photo: Damen)
  • A bottle is broken on Offshore Waddenzee during a christening ceremony at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam (Photo: Damen)
  • Offshore Waddenzee at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam (Photo: Damen)
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