Damen Shipyard Group’s two Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2710 Falcon No. 5 and Falcon No. 6 have been delivered to their new owner Hung Hua Construction Co., Ltd in Taiwan. The vessels will be deployed by the Taiwanese company’s wholly owned subsidiary Dong Fang Offshore (DFO) in the offshore wind market.
Hung Hua Construction is a dredging and nearshore construction company which is now building presence in offshore wind by developing a capability in fast crew transfer and other other services to support offshore wind construction and operations and maintenance projects off the coast of Taiwan. The company already owns two other Damen FCS 2710 vessels and an FCS 2610. These vessels are also operated by DFO.
Damen managed to continue the construction during the COVID-19 pandemic, provided with appropiate measures. To ensure a timely delivery, the company transported the two vessels on a heavy lift vessel, rather than sailing the vessels on their own keel. Following their arrival, the vessels are undergoing final preparations ready to commence work in March.
Two more vessels
Damen sees strong potential for growth in Taiwan and as such has already started work on the construction of two further FSC 2710 vessels at its Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam.