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Gangway! FCS in final phase

The last phase of the commissioning of the first of Damen’s ground-breaking Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 class – the Aqua Helix - is now underway with its Ampelmann gangway installed and integrated with the ship’s systems.

Custom designed for the FCS 7011, the S-type motion-compensated gangway is a critical element in this next generation fast crew supplier. Engineered for minimum weight and fully electrical operation, the gangway plays a vital role in offshore crew transfers along with the VEEM gyrostabiliser and a range of other state of the art systems. Together they ensure safe, rapid and cost-effective personnel transfers to and from the vessel in a wide range of sea states.

Following the installation of the gangway, the Aqua Helix is now in the final stages of its sea trials, conducting a full shakedown of all its systems. The first transfers using the gangway will take place next month (March) and, with those successfully completed, the 74m, 40kt, 122-passenger vessel will then be available for customer demonstrations as a fully integrated offshore crew supply solution. Although some prospective customers have already visited the vessel in harbour, this will be the first time that interested parties will have the opportunity to experience her full potential out on the water.

Operating out of Den Helder, the initial focus of the Damen FCS 7011 will be on offshore wind and oil and gas operators in the North Sea.

Exhibitor: Damen Shipyards

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