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.

workships.nl

damen.com
 

  • 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)
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

First Supramax Vessel for Japan-Italy Venture

'DACC Tirreno' was delivered at the Oshima shipyard in Japan yesterday, the first of four Supramax bulk carriers for the dACC Maritime Limited fleet, the joint

Austal Graduates 48 4-Yr Apprentices

Austal USA combined two classes to graduate a total of 48 members of Austal’s cutting-edge four-year apprenticeship program yesterday at a formal ceremony held at the Arthur R.

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

BAE Systems announced it will invest approximately $100 million to expand drydocking capabilities at its San Diego shipyard.   The investment, which will include

Energy

Feds Delay LNG’s Port Ambrose Application

The US Coast Guard and the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) have temporarily suspended their review of the proposed Port Ambrose deep-water LNG import terminal.

Austal Graduates 48 4-Yr Apprentices

Austal USA combined two classes to graduate a total of 48 members of Austal’s cutting-edge four-year apprenticeship program yesterday at a formal ceremony held at the Arthur R.

Mexico Unveils National Strategy ahead of Paris Climate Talks

Mexico on Friday said it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, becoming one of the first countries to formally submit its national climate plan the

News

Is China Building a Naval Base in Africa?

Recently, The Namibian reported the existence of a "confidential letter from Namibia's ambassador to China, Ringo Abed, to Namibia's foreign minister stating that

JV Wins $2bln Freeport LNG Contract in US

A joint venture (JV) between CB&I, Chiyoda International and Zachry Industrial has won a contract worth over $2bn from FLNG Liquefaction 3 for a liquefied natural

Puerto Rico Readies for Largest Cruise Ships

Thanks to a pier expansion and enhancement, Puerto Rico will welcome the two largest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, in 2016.

Vessels

Carnival Sails to Profit

The world's largest cruise company Miami-based Carnival Corp reported a net profit of $49 million, or 6 cents per share in the first quarter ended Feb. 28.   That

Smoke: Cruise Ship Evacuates Passengers

A number of passengers and crew members were evacuated after smoke was spotted billowing from the front section of Carnival Liberty cruise ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean nation of St Maarten.

First Supramax Vessel for Japan-Italy Venture

'DACC Tirreno' was delivered at the Oshima shipyard in Japan yesterday, the first of four Supramax bulk carriers for the dACC Maritime Limited fleet, the joint

Wind Power

Lack of Ship Definition is a Threat to Investors

AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly

SAL Heavy Lift Performs Offshore Windfarm Work

MV Lone proves as project platform for Wikinger wind farm   SAL Heavy Lift informs it has completed the second phase of the Wikinger Pile Testing Campaign with DP II Class vessel MV Lone.

BOEM Issues Offshore Wind Energy Research Lease

BOEM issues first wind energy research lease in Federal offshore waters   The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has executed a wind energy research

Offshore Energy

Nations Convene for Arctic Maritime Discussion

Citing an increasing need to ensure safety, security and stewardship of Arctic waters, member countries of the Arctic Council gathered at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

Advanced Drillships a Burden for Owners as Business Slows

Not so long ago, advanced drillships costing more than half a billion dollars each and capable of operating in ever-deeper waters practically guaranteed big profits for oil-rig operators.

Russia May Allow More Firms to Offshore Oil

Russia may allow more oil companies to access its offshore projects, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday.   "In general, the access can be extended," Novak told reporters in Moscow.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.5555 sec (2 req/sec)