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Two service vessels for offshore wind farms launched

Monday, 16 Jul 2012

Damen’s newbuilding yard in Singapore recently launched two type FCS 2610 twin axe catamarans. Both vessels will be transported to the Damen yard in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, where they will be completed and delivered to SeaZip Offshore Service in September.

One of the newbuildings during launching

Each of the 25.75m-long and 10.40m-wide type FCS 2610 catamarans has a maximum draught of 2.10m. Two Caterpillar C32 TTA engines with a total power of 1790 kW at 1800 - 2000 rpm provide power for a maximum speed of up to 26 knots. In addition, two 50 kW bow thruster ensure the ship’s manoeuvrability. The hulls of the Bureau Veritas-classed vessels are built of aluminium. Accomodation is offered for four crew members and twelve more persons. On deck a hydraulically operated knuckle boom crane is mounted, provided with a remote control.
According to SeaZip Offshore Service, the company focuses on the development and operation of specialised service vessels. The two new catamarans will be mainly used for the transfer of personnel and goods to and from offshore wind farms.