On 18 November 2020, Damen Shipyards Group delivered a Fast Crew Supplier 1204 to Total Offshore
The crew transfer vessel is the first in the company’s fleet. Total will use the FCS 1204, Swift, to transport personnel to offshore windfarms in the North Sea.
Damen and Total Offshore signed the contract for the vessel on 7 October 2020. Damen builds standardised vessels for stock, so the FCS 1204 was ready for delivery just over a month later, after final preparations at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld.
The FCS 1204 is a versatile design that can be configured for a diverse range of operations. As a crew transfer vessel, it can transport up to 12 industrial personnel.
The FCS 1204 has Damen’s proven semi Sea Axe Bow hullform that is designed to enable it to ‘cut’ through waves.
Total Offshore owner Jan van Dam said, “When we decided to enter the offshore crew transfer market, Damen responded quickly to our request, providing us with a suitable vessel in the fastest possible timeframe.”