Damen Fast Crew Supplier 7011 Aqua Helix with the Ampelmann S-type motion compensated gangway integrated into its structure has been nominated for the Offshore Energy Vessel of the Year Award 2022. Operating along North Sea offshore platforms, the FCS 7011 is set to revolutionise crew transport, providing great comfort at impressive speed.The FCS 7011 can sail at speeds up to 40 knots, even on rough seas. The Axe Bow will reduce slamming and pitching considerably, keeping passengers fit and comfortable. This is how Aqua Helix provides fast and comfortable offshore crew transport. The vessel has a 120 passenger capacity. All of the passengers get a roomy, adjustable chair with thick cushions to be able to relax and arrive well rested at their destination. The Ampelmann integrated motion compensated gangway makes boarding and offboarding at sea, as easy as crossing the street. The electrically powered hexapod platform of the gangway ensures stability in sea states up to 3 meter of significant wave height and allows crew and personnel to walk to work safely and efficiently. OceanXpress, a joint venture of Damen Shipyards Group and Ampelmann, is managing Aqua Helix for crewing transport solutions from the Dutch shore to offshore installations in the North Sea.Weight reduction is key if a ship needs to sail at high speed. The slender hull of the FCS 7011 is built in aluminium. The quest for lightweight construction has led to increasing the hull sides upwards along the accommodation decks, so they add to structural integrity. This way, less heavy structural beams are necessary. By fully integrating the foundation of the gangway into the vessel structure, the total weight of the ship is further reduced, allowing for greater speeds.Clever engineering and the integration of the gangway and equipment into the vessels structure has resulted in a very fast, comfortable and smooth sailing vessel capable of high speeds.