Opus Marine in Germany has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, a crew transfer vessel, to be named Allegro. The company will operate the vessel in the German sector of the North Sea
Damen will deliver the vessel to Opus Marine in March 2021. The relative speed of delivery comes as a result of the shipbuilder’s practice of building standard vessels in series for stock. At the time of the contract signing, the FCS 2710 was already being constructed at Damen’s yard.
Opus Marine operates a fleet of crew transfer vessels, among which is a Damen FCS 2610, Verdi.
The FCS 2710 builds on FCS 2610 design, and has the same Twin Axe bow to provide safe, comfortable transportation even in rough seas. The vessel is able to operate in a significant wave height of in excess of 2 m. The FCS 2710 also has additional deck space, tank capacity and accommodation compared to the FCS 2610.
Damen sales manager Joschka Boddeling said, “We are very happy that this project, which has been in pipeline for some time, has matured. Working with Opus Marine, who in 2015 pioneered the 24-person FCS 2610 in Germany, is something that we greatly value.”