High speed support vessel ordered

Damen Shipyards Group announced the sale of its first-ever Twin Axe Catamaran, the Damen High Speed Support Vessel (HSSV) 2610, which is particularly suited for the offshore wind industry.

Marineco UK, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, recently signed for the new HSSV 2610 with an option for a second. The Scottish firm already has an extensive Damen fleet.

More than a year in development, the Twin Axe HSSV design is a further development of Damen’s successful Sea Axe concept. The Damen HSSV 2610 has been undergoing thorough testing at Delft University in the Netherlands.

The new vessel has accommodation for four crew and has a capacity for transporting 12 passengers. The HSSV has a large deck crane, a spacious diving platform, HP cleaning unit and extra mooring winches. This makes the vessel suited for a diverse range of activities for supporting and supplying the offshore wind industry, as well as the wider offshore sector, Damen states.

Currently under construction at Damen Gorinchem in the Netherlands, the vessel is expected to be ready by June 2011.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore