UK-based offshore access company High Speed Transfers has taken delivery of its fourth Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 from Damen
HST received its first FCS, HST Hudson, in June 2018, followed by HST Sofia in March 2019 and HST Harri in October 2019. The latest FCS, HST Euan, was loaded on to a heavy lift vessel bound for Rotterdam in mid-January 2020 at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey.
HST Euan has the same features and layout of its sister ships: 26.8 m long, with a 10.8 m beam 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.
The company’s fleet of FCS 2710 vessels are fully occupied over the winter season.
HST Euan has been signed up for a five-year contract with offshore windfarm operator MHI Vestas. In February 2020 it will join HST Harri in transporting personnel and equipment between Ostend and the company’s various sites in the North Sea.
HST Hudson has recently completed a contract with Boskalis on the East Anglia One windfarm in the southern North Sea and will begin a new assignment on a Dutch project.
HST chief executive Tom Nevin said the company is in discussions with Damen regarding additional crew transfer vessels and multi-purpose vessels such as Damen’s Multi Cat.
Mr Nevin said “This would be a degree of diversification for us, opening up activities such as cable laying and maintenance, trench support and marine civil engineering using the larger, DP2 Multi Cats for maximum versatility. This would allow us to offer a broader range of services to our clients.”
HST will also use Damen FCS 2610 and 2710 newbuilds in Taiwan for Hung Hua Construction with crew training in Europe and sea trials on location.
Riviera’s next events are in London on 4-6 February for the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference and associated events covering dynamic positioning, offshore wind support vessels and offshore subsea construction and maintenance projects