Severn Provider Ready for Offshore Markets
The naming ceremony took place today for Severn Offshore Services Ltd.’s new multipurpose wind farm vessel, Severn Provider, built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Following sea trials next week, the Damen FCS 2610 will be available for charter based out of Rotterdam.
UK-based Severn Offshore Services owns and operates a growing fleet of offshore crew transfer vessels, mainly in the European offshore wind sector. Severn Offshore Services puts a particularly strong focus on safety, so it was important that Damen could integrate key specifications into the design.
“The Severn Provider boasts a variety of new welfare features for technicians and passengers travelling on board,” said Ryan Hopkins. “Not to mention enhanced safety options available and a degree of flexibility to modify the vessel before it is delivered.”
The FCS 2610 is designed to transfer up to 12 personnel, operating at speeds of up to 25 knots, even through a rough seaway, thanks to Damen’s unique Twin Axe hull design. Casper Vermeulen, Damen Sales Manager UK, notes that although the FSC 2610 has proven itself on the market with more than 40 builds so far, the design continues to evolve.
“The valuable input into vessel specifications from clients like Severn Offshore Services is a key factor in ensuring the design continues meeting the demands of the rapidly developing offshore markets.”