Damen Purus FCS 2710 Hybrid

Damen Hands Over Third Hybrid Vessel to Purus

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered the third Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 Hybrid in an order of three to the offshore wind services provider, Purus. The vessels have been designed to provide low crew transfer services to the offshore wind sector.

Damen Purus FCS 2710 Hybrid
Source: Damen

The contract for the three vessels was signed in October 2022 during the Damen Maritime Festival. The latest delivery, Lowestoft, joins recently delivered sister vessels Tenby and Padstow – all named in honour of British ports.

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“We are very pleased to have delivered these three vessels to Purus and by initial reports of their strong performance. It’s a pleasure to see the close partnership between our two companies continuing to develop,” said Frederik van der Linde, Damen Sales Manager UK and Ireland.

“We both have a firm commitment to increase maritime sustainability and I’m very much looking forward to our continued collaboration towards these goals in the future.” 

The vessels are fitter with 190 kW battery arrays that enable them to sail zero emissions while in harbour and when loitering at offshore wind farms.

In addition to their hybrid capabilities, the FCS 270 Hybrids are IMO Tier III compliant, with significantly reduced NOX and SOX emissions, said Damen.

Purus currently has a further eight vessels on order with Damen – a 90-metre Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV), three FCS 3210 vessels, and four additional FCS 2710 Hybrids – each of which is developed to offer low emission performance.

The new vessels are scheduled to be delivered between 2024 and early 2027.

Damen will support the FCS 2710 Hybrids deliveries via their Service Hub in Southampton, UK. Purus will have access to local support, both scheduled and unscheduled, as well as to spare parts and components to help them ensure maximal uptime, according to Damen.

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