Damen to Fit VEEM Gyrostabiliser to Naviera Integral FCS 5009

Damen Shipyards Group has placed an order with the Western Australia-based market leader in marine stabilisation products VEEM for a VG1000SD
Damen to Fit VEEM Gyrostabiliser to Naviera Integral FCS 5009
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Damen Shipyards Group has placed an order with the Western Australia-based market leader in marine stabilisation products VEEM for a VG1000SD Gyrostabiliser. Damen Services will supply the gyrostabiliser to one of Naviera Integral’s latest Fast Crew Suppliers 5009, as well as providing the required engineering and supervision of the installation. The vessel, which is one of fifteen Damen FCS 5009 vessels in Naviera Integral’s fleet, operates in the Gulf of Mexico. The company’s client sees the advantages in the increased safety and cost-efficiency offered by marine access solutions.

The incorporation of the 20-tonne VEEM unit will reduce roll motions significantly, enabling the vessel to operate with optimal speed and efficiency, even in rough seas.

The use of a VEEM Gyrostabiliser on a Damen Fast Crew Supplier has already been proven. In 2018, twin VEEM VG260SD stabilisers were fitted to an FCS 5009 and tested in the North Sea. During the trials, the simple effects of switching the stabilisers on and off very clearly demonstrated their success; roll motion of the vessel was reduced by between 35 and 40% in DP mode. As a result of this trial, Damen is currently installing a VG1000SD stabiliser to its forthcoming FCS 7011 vessel, currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Antalya, Turkey.

VEEM typically produces its gyrostabilisers for motor yachts, fast ferries, workboats and naval vessels. The installation of the stabilisers to Damen’s FCS 7011 and 5009 vessels marks the first time this game-changing technology has been used in the commercial offshore supply sector.

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