The Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 Aqua Helix from Damen has been named Offshore Energy Vessel of the Year.
The vessel was nominated for the Offshore Energy Vessel of the Year Award 2022 about a month ago. The Aqua Helix met the award’s requirements for both innovative design and efficient operation.
The 74-meter vessel is designed to be a fully integrated offshore crew supply solution capable of not only transporting 120 people in comfort over long distances at speeds of up to 40 knots in a variety of weather and sea conditions, but also safely transferring them from the vessel to their places of work via an electric Ampelmann S-type gangway.
OceanXpress, a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Ampelmann, manages Aqua Helix for crewing transport solutions from the Dutch coast to North Sea offshore installations.
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