Third FCS 2710 for HST fleet

Contract signing for HST's third Damen FCS2710 Contract signing for HST's third Damen FCS2710

Damen and High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) have signed a contract for a third FCS 2710 fast crew supply vessel, for delivery in September this year.

The FCS 2710 is the replacement for Damen’s highly successful FCS 2610 and was first shown to the world at Seawork International in July 2018 with HST as the lead customer.

Effectively a complete redesign bringing with it a range of new capabilities and features, the FCS 2710 is capable of carrying twice as many passengers - 26 - as its predecessor and is also able to operate in wave heights of more than two metres due to an extra metre of freeboard.

Like the HST Sofia, the HST Harri will incorporate a few small layout changes to the working areas but otherwise the original specification remains unchanged.

Based in Swansea, Wales, HST is a recent entrant to the crew transfer market but is led by a highly experienced management team with extensive experience in the offshore transfer sector.

Since its formation, the business has been doing well. “The Hudson is just about to start its next project with the same client, this time in Belgium,” says managing director Tom Nevin. “Having completed its project in the Irish Sea successfully the client has decided it wants to keep the vessel so it’s starting a new project on the 1st of February.

By Jake Frith

Latest Press Releases

Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for SunStone’s fifth Infinity-class 200 pax polar expedition cruise ship

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has received the contract to supply the rudders and steering gear for ... Read more

Damen secures repeat order from B.C. Ferry Services

BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group with a repeat order of four additional Damen Road Ferri... Read more

Concordia Damen wins Ship of the Year

Inland shipping vessel Sendo Liner, built by Concordia Damen, has won the prestigious KNVTS Ship of ... Read more

Innovative Damen-built vessel named in Scheveningen ceremony

On 1st November 2019, the latest Damen Shipyards Group fishing vessel, constructed at Damen Maaskant... Read more

Handover celebration for thirteen Damen tugs

Cutting-edge Damen tugs will serve partnership between Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping and General Company... Read more

View all