First Twin Axe for Danish operator
Northern Offshore Services has taken delivery of its first Damen Twin Axe, just weeks after the order was placed in August. The 26m Fast Crew Supplier is already being deployed at an offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
Crewboat operator Northern Offshore Services has offices in Sweden and Denmark and a fleet of nearly 20 vessels. The company specialises in the safe and reliable transport of personnel and equipment to the offshore wind industry and is a new customer for Damen.
Martijn Smit, Damen sales manager Europe said: "Because we build these vessels for stock we could deliver very quickly, actually within five weeks of the order being placed. Northern Offshore Services appreciated our ability to facilitate their delivery in a short time as well as the high performance of the Twin Axe.”
The new vessel is sailing under the Danish flag and left Damen Shipyards Gorinchem to travel to Esbjerg in Denmark on 16 September in particularly bad weather, but despite the stormy conditions still managed average speeds of 18 knots.
The Damen Twin Axe is derived from an extensive research and development programme for the optimisation of seakeeping and manoeuvrability whilst carrying out offshore operations. The characteristics of its hull form ensure low resistance, a high sustainable speed in waves, and superior seakeeping which, in turn, leads to lower fuel consumption.
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