FCS 7011 Crew Change

A true game changer, opening up new markets
FCS 7011 Crew Change
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 7011 FCS 7011 Crew Change 73.6 241.41 40 46 35 376.74 122 122 Aluminium
fcs 5009 fast oil recovery vessel FCS 5009 Fast Emergency Response 53.3 174.82 26 35.1 140 1507 16 16 Steel
The Sea Axe hull shape guarantees the best seakeeping performance at high speeds FCS 5009 Patrol 53.2 174.5 27 31.07 225 2421.88 16 16 Steel
The Sea Axe hull shape guarantees the best seakeeping performance at high speeds Fast Crew Supplier 5009 53.2 174.5 27 31.07 225 2421.87 80 80 Steel
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 4008 Security FCS 4008 Patrol 41.2 135.17 30 34.5 140 1506.95 16 16 Steel
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 4008 Fast Crew Supplier 4008 41.2 135.17 30 34.53 140 1506.95 100 100 Steel
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 3410 Fast Crew Supplier 3410 34.8 114.1 21 24.15 90 968.4 12 12 Aluminium
fcs 3307 patrol FCS 3307 Patrol 34.2 112.2 30 34.5 75 807.3 14 14 Aluminium
fcs 3307 mk2 Fast Crew Supplier 3307 34.2 112.2 28 32.22 75 807.29 75 75 Aluminium
Damen FCS 2710 Fast Crew Supplier 2710 26.8 87.9 25 28.76 90 968.76 24 24 Aluminium
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2206 Fast Crew Supplier 2206 22.1 72.51 32 36.82 25 269.1 42 42 Aluminium
damen fast crew supplier 1905 (preview) Fast Crew Supplier 1905 19.3 63.3 30 34.5 20 215.3 30 30 Aluminium
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 1605 FRP Fast Crew Supplier 1605 FRP 16 52.49 29 33.37 17 182.99 30 30 FRP
Damen FCS 1204 FRP - STD Fast Crew Supplier 1204 FRP 12.6 41.3 30 34.52 16 172.22 28 28 FRP
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  1. Safety first

    A safe crossing makes embarkation and disembarkation as quick and smooth as possible.

  2. High speed travel

    Optimised sailing times for increased numbers of personnel, to locations farther from shore, results in more efficient operations no matter the circumstances.

  3. Comfort through science

    The FCS 7011 features a unique combination of four motion-reducing inventions working together in perfect synergy, creating unrivalled passenger comfort by virtually flattening the seas, up to 3 meters significant wave height.

Think different



The long distance transportation of offshore personnel has traditionally been undertaken by air. Times are changing, however. The desire for increased safety, in combination with greater cost efficiency, has proven to be a great stimulus for change. In answer to these market demands, a state-of-the-art crew change solution has emerged. A solution resulting from considered, collaborative R&D and powerfully blending both innovation and proven technologies, to face the future reliably and with confidence.



Introducing Damen’s innovative integrated crew transfer solution, the FCS 7011 represents a quantum leap forwards in terms of speed, comfort and accessibility. Designed to carry personnel to and from offshore assets in a broad weather window, it expands the options available for offshore marine access using future-proof logistics.



The starting point for developing the FCS 7011 was broad market consultation throughout the offshore crew change value chain. The widespread desire for increased safety with greater cost efficiency has resulted in a solution that adds a new dimension to the logistical mix. The time has come to think differently in a new era of offshore personnel transportation.



Optimised sailing times for increased numbers of personnel, to locations farther from shore, results in more efficient operations no matter the conditions. A comfortable transit with increased workability has become a reality due to advanced design and the latest technologies.



The FCS 7011 is a core part of Damen’s commitment to developing a new and more sustainable business model for the offshore crew transfer sector. To deliver efficiencies and cost savings, this involves not only determining the ideal mix of waterborne and airborne transport to specific locations, but also looking at different ways of contracting to allow more transparency and flexibility. This programme includes looking at moving away from traditional day rate fee structures to those that might charge on a pay per person / transfer, and even the possibility of vessel sharing among operators so that a single large vessel like an FCS 7011 could embark multiple crews and deliver them to multiple platforms on a single run. For a vessel that may have a lifetime of several decades, the many factors that contribute to the total cost of ownership, from build to operations to decommissioning and disposal, are all coming under the microscope.




Our commitment to the future extends beyond ensuring the success of your business and ours. It also encompasses providing a safe environment in which employees can conduct their work and leisure activities, which includes minimising the environmental impact of our products. The maritime industry recognises the increasingly urgent need for greater environmental awareness. With operations often not far from the shore and close to sources of food, the environmental impact of every vessel needs to be kept to a minimum. Damen has developed tested and delivered several vessels with diesel-electric propulsion systems, which effectively reduce fuel consumption, emissions and noise levels. Fully electric propulsion (in combination with remote charger stations) is the logical next step and an interesting option for nearshore operations.



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Our research and development programmes, with the close cooperation of our partners, have helped create a vessel that delivers a new level of comfort and safety for high speed, long distance transfers.
DP calculations and seakeeping advice were provided by MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands). The ship hydromechanics department of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) was responsible for the model tests, calculations and additional design input. Advice on human motion experience and the development of the Virtual Horizon was undertaken by TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research).
Kongsberg Maritime, VEEM and Ampelmann worked closely together with Damen to optimize their hardware and control algorithms to develop a fully integrated solution enabling impressive workability at various locations around the world.


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Innovation and the development and testing of new ideas lies at the heart of progress. They are at their most effective when they are done in cooperation with other organisations. This is why we work closely with numerous research institutions, universities, maritime organisations and, of course, clients.
And not just in the Netherlands, but all over the world. The revolutionary Sea Axe bow is just one example of what can be achieved through cooperation. Whilst much of our R&D work goes on at our headquarters in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, Damen operates on a global scale. Wherever we are, the results from all our R&D activities benefit the work done by all the yards and subsidiaries of the Damen Shipyards Group.


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Since the eighties, Damen and Delft University of Technology have cooperated on a research programme aimed at improving the seakeeping characteristics of high speed vessels. This cooperation produced the "Enlarged Ship Concept" on which the highly successful Stan Patrol 4207 and 4708 are based. The development of the ‘Axe Bow Concept’ followed; a hull shape with unparalleled seakeeping characteristics. Using this design innovation, Damen developed the ‘Sea Axe’ Patrol Boats and Fast Crew Suppliers.


innovation computational fluid dynamics

A study was carried out to evaluate the influence of different ship components on the airflow around a ship's superstructure. By means of CFD simulations and validation by wind tunnel experiments, working conditions were determined at different wind speeds and sailing speeds, combined with different wind angles and ship headings.


Finite element method damen innovation

By using Finite Element Analysis, the actual behaviour of a ship’s structure can be simulated. Undesired effects can be found and corrected.


All Damen vessels benefit from knowledge gathered during ongoing research programmes within the Group. Damen works alongside world-renowned research institutes such as Delft University of Technology, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research (TNO), as well as other reputable universities and leading maritime companies.

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