Damen has delivered the third Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 to the UK-based High Speed Transfers at Damen Shipyards Antalya.
The new vessel HST Harri joins the HST Hudson and the HST Sofia that were delivered in May 2018 and in March respectively.
Damen plans to deliver a fourth FCS 2710 HST Euan to High Speed Transfers in December.
Damen UK and Ireland sales manager Arjen van Elk said: “We are thrilled to see a third FCS 2710 beginning operations and fourth one just a few months away.
“Tom Nevin and his colleagues at HST have been great ambassadors for the new class and really demonstrated its capabilities and efficiency in both the North and Black seas to the offshore renewable and oil and gas sectors.”
HST Harri will enter a contract with wind farm operator MHI Vestas in the North Sea for a period of five years. The vessel will deliver personnel and equipment to multiple sites.
The ship can accommodate 26 passengers, which is twice as many as the FCS 2610. HST Harri can operate in wave heights of more than two metres.
Additional features of HST Harri include flexibility, high tank capacity, deck space, increased comfort and bigger accommodation capacity.
HST CEO Tom Nevin said: “The HST family are delighted to have taken delivery of HST Harri and we look forward to the voyage from Turkey to the North Sea. The FCS 2710 has been well received in the market and we will continue to showcase the vessel and, with it, our company’s capabilities.”