Swansea, Wales-based High Speed Transfers has ordered a third Damen fast crew supply 2710 vessel, to be delivered in September this year
Swansea, Wales-based High Speed Transfers (HST) has ordered a third Damen fast crew supply (FCS) 2710 vessel, to be delivered in September this year.
The new vessel, which will be named HST Harri, will join sister vessels HST Hudson, delivered in July 2018, and HST Sofia, due for delivery in March this year.
A successor to Damen’s FCS 2610 design, the FCS 2710 was announced in May 2018 and differs from its predecessor in being a metre longer and higher and having a completely redesigned interior, allowing it to carry twice the number of passengers.
The FCS 2710 is 26.8 m long, has a beam of 10.8 m and a depth of 4.3 m. The vessel has 30 dwt and an 80 m2 deck area, with a Heila HLM 20-2S foldable deck crane.
There is capacity for 26 passengers and a crew of eight. The vessel has a maximum speed of 25 knots and a range of up to 1,200 nautical miles.
The vessel features a twin aluminium Sea Axe hull design which means lower water resistance, cutting fuel usage by 20% and resulting in lower emissions.
Propulsion options include conventional shaft, water jet, Volvo inboard performance system and Voith linear drives.
With input from Vattenfall, Siemens and Eon, the FCS 2710 is designed with the offshore oil and gas, survey and renewables sectors in mind.
HST managing director Tom Nevin said “We are really happy to be adding another vessel to our fleet […] It’s been a great experience so far operating for us and our clients, and it’s been very well received in the wider market.
“Its performance has exceeded all of our expectations and so we are extremely happy to be buying a third vessel and are eager to get it into the market.”