Damen Shipyards Group’s new design, The Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV) contains numerous design features that ensure its suitability for operations in the developing offshore wind market in North America. The premise of the design is the Damen Twin Axe bow design. The Axe Bow allows the vessel to cut through waves instead of slamming, significantly improves seakeeping and onboard comfort. The FCS 3410 is 6 metres longer than previous FCS types and able to host more on board personnel and accommodation. The FCS 3410 is also designed for transporting and providing accommodation for offshore personnel for up to a month. The FCS 3410 would be built on location in the United States. For many years, US partner yards have built Damen designs at domestic locations, providing American ship owners with access to Damen’s designs while complying with the requirements of the Jones Act. This process, the Damen Technical Cooperation, ranges from simple licensing up to the delivery of full materials package, including technical support.
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