Wagenborg Offshore has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards and Ampelmann Operations to operate the world’s first Fast Crew Supplier 7011, the Aqua Helix. The scope of the agreement includes crew management, HSEQ and technical maintenance of the offshore vessel.

Damen and Ampelmann joined forces to incorporate the walk-to-work expertise of Ampelmann with Damen’s experience in designing and building crew change vessels. After research, market consultation, design and engineering, the Aqua Helix was built on speculation to demonstrate the unique character of this crew supplier.

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Fast Crew Supplier 7011

The Fast Crew Supplier 7011 (FCS7011) is capable of continuously sailing at speeds of up to 40 knots to enable short transit times. Two motion control systems and a luxury interior that can accommodate up to 150 persons ensure a highly comfortable commute. A number of marine access solutions can be selected to meet specific needs. Together with the dynamic positioning system, this enables safe transfers in conditions up to 3.0 metres significant wave height. The crew change vessel will soon be available from its homeport Den Helder to the offshore energy market and prospective customers.

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