Damen's fast crew vessels for West Africa
Damen signed the contract with Seaways International on 9th of May 2018. The swiftness of the delivery highlights Damen’s philosophy of standardised shipbuilding. Building vessels in series, and for stock enables the group to deliver proven technology to its clients in the fastest possible timeframe.
Damen has tailored Seaways International’s Fast Crew Suppliers 2206 to include FiFi with a capacity of 600m3 per hour and a throw length of 85 metres, additional accommodation and crew facilities, business class seating, fuel monitoring and a full 3G WiFi system.
The vessels will carry up to thirty passengers as well as six crew. Featuring Damen’s Sea Axe hull shape, the FCS 2206 provides optimal seakeeping at speeds of up to 30 knots.
Kush Nijhawan, Director of Seaways International said, “Having worked with Damen before, we felt very confident in returning to them for these Fast Crew Suppliers. Not only were Damen able to deliver the vessels to us very quickly, they were able to customise their proven design exactly as we needed it.”
Damen Sales Manager Hidde Nooteboom said, “We are very pleased to deliver these, the first two of a three vessel order, to Seaways International. We are honoured by the trust Seaways International has placed in Damen to help support the expansion of their business. During the project we have enjoyed an excellent collaboration with the client’s project team, which has enabled us to develop an outstanding all-round crew supplier according to the highest standards.”
The vessels will be transported on a heavy-lift vessel to Luanda, Angola. The third vessel is currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Antalya, in Turkey and is scheduled for delivery in July.