SeaZip Orders Two Damen FCS 2610

Harlingen-based SeaZip Offshore Service BV has signed a newbuilding order for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610.

The vessels are yet to be built are expected to be delivered in March 2016 and will primarily be deployed in the building, operation and maintenance of large-scale wind farms in the North Sea.

Since 2012, SeaZip Offshore Service has charted SeaZip 1, 2 and 3 almost continually in offshore wind industry, while SeaZip 4 was hired in oil and gas industry this summer.

Jan Reier Arends, Member of the Management Board of SeaZip Offshore Service, said: “This first working relationship with the international offshore oil and gas industry is exceeding our expectations and considerably increases the operating prospects of our fleet in the making. Of course, we will seize any opportunities in this industry with both hands, but our focus will continue to be on Operations & Maintenance for the offshore wind farm market. In that market, we see the demand for swift and reliable service vessels virtually increasing every day.”

The SeaZip offshore service vessels of the Damen FCS 2610 type are designated for the transport of passengers and small quantities of freight. These vessels are built according to the Damen-patented so-called Twin Axe Bow design, which ensures very stable seagoing conditions. The vessels are 25 metres long and can accommodate 12 passengers.

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