Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with the Hamburg-based Opus Marine for the delivery of a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710.
The vessel, to be named Allegro, will serve the offshore wind industry in the German section 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, amongst which is a Damen FCS 2610 named Verdi.
“We didn’t see any reason to change this winning team,” Opus Marine’s managing director Bernhard Messer said.
”It is our goal to provide the best CTV service to our clients, which we can only do with the best boats. If the going gets tough, Damen has proven itself to be an impressively reliable partner with an outstanding back office performance and technical support throughout. We are looking forward to our new fleet addition and further successful cooperation with Damen.”