The ”Aqua-Helix”, a Damen build FCS 7011, can sail at speeds up to 40 knots, even in rough conditions. The axe bow reduces slamming and pitching to great extent.

The slender aluminium hull allows for fast sailing as it is powered by four MTU engines connected to water jets. The largest gyro stabiliser built to date by VEEM will reduce rolling by more than 70 percent and combined with an Ampelmann stabilized gangway it should be the right solution for transporting larger groups of offshore workers to their workplace at sea quickly, safe, comfortably and economically.

This lecture, presented by Wim Boerma (Product Manager Workboats HSC) and Johan de Haas (Project Manager Damen Financial Services), gives you insights into the design process, the choices made and the first experiences after the operations with the ship started.

Joining the online event
KIVI Martec members are warmly welcomed to join this online presentation! Please use the red button on the top right page to register, using your KIVI account. Wednesday 22-11-2023 we will e-mail you the meeting link, which can be opened via Microsoft Teams or webbrowsers Microsoft Edge/Google Chrome.

Practical considerations
Please consider the following in preparation of the meeting:
•    To be able to join, please make sure you have either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome installed, or Microsoft Teams
•    Questions can be posed in the chat window during the lecture itself
•    A moderator will collect/combine/select questions from the chat window and pose them to the presenter at the end
•    You are kindly requested to mute your microphone during the event, and to refrain from recording the lecture.