FCS 7011 Crew Change

A true game changer, opening up new markets
FCS 7011 Crew Change
FCS 7011 Crew Change 73,6 241,41 40 46 35 376,74 122 122 Aluminium
FCS 5009 Fast Emergency Response 53,3 174,82 26 35,1 140 1507 16 16 Acier
FCS 5009 Patrouilleur 53,2 174,5 27 31,07 225 2421,88 16 16 Acier
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 5009 53,2 174,5 27 31,07 225 2421,87 80 80 Acier
FCS 4008 Patrouilleur 41,2 135,17 30 34,5 140 1506,95 16 16 Acier
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 4008 41,2 135,17 30 34,53 140 1506,95 100 100 Acier
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 3410 34,8 114,1 21 24,15 90 968,4 12 12 Aluminium
FCS 3307 Patrouilleur 34,2 112,2 30 34,5 75 807,3 14 14 Aluminium
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 3307 34,2 112,2 28 32,22 75 807,29 75 75 Aluminium
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 2710 26,8 87,9 25 28,76 90 968,76 24 24 Aluminium
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 2206 22,1 72,51 32 36,82 25 269,1 42 42 Aluminium
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 1905 19,3 63,3 30 34,5 20 215,3 30 30 Aluminium
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 1605 FRP 16 52,49 29 33,37 17 182,99 30 30 Résine renforcée de fibres
Navire de relève d'équipage rapide 1204 FRP 12,6 41,3 30 34,52 16 172,22 28 28 Résine renforcée de fibres
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Le Concept

  1. La sécurité avant tout

    Une traversée sûre rend les opérations d'embarquement et de débarquement aussi rapides et fluides que possible.

  2. Traversée rapide

    Des temps de navigation optimisés pour des effectifs plus nombreux vers des destinations plus éloignées des côtes rendent les opérations plus efficaces, quelles que soient les circonstances.

  3. Le confort par le silence

    Le FCS 7011 offre une combinaison unique de quatre inventions réductrices de mouvements fonctionnant en parfaite synergie, créant un confort inégalé pour les passagers en aplanissant littéralement la mer avec des vagues jusqu’à 3 mètres de hauteur.

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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Damen et l'Université de Technologie TU Delft travaillent ensemble depuis les années 1980 à un programme de recherche visant à améliorer le comportement à la mer des navires à grande vitesse. Ces recherches ont abouti à l'Enlarged Ship Concept, à partir duquel les patrouilleurs Damen Stan Patrol 4207 et Stan Patrol 4708 ont été déclinés avec un vif succès. Le concept Axe Bow a suivi: une carène révolutionnaire au comportement à la mer inégalé. Les patrouilleurs et crewboats Damen Sea Axe intègrent cette innovation.


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L'influence des divers éléments d'un navire sur les écoulements d'air autour des superstructures a fait l'objet d'une étude. Des simulations en CFD suivies de tests de validation en soufflerie ont permis de déterminer les conditions de fonctionnement de navires donnés à différentes vitesses de déplacement et de vent par différents caps et angles au vent.


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Le comportement au réel de la structure d'un navire peut être simulé au moyen de la méthode d'analyse structurale par éléments finis (FEA), ce qui permet de repérer et de corriger d'éventuels effets indésirables.


Tous les navires Damen bénéficient des connaissances acquises en continu au sein des programmes de recherche du groupe. Damen travaille avec des institutions de réputation mondiale comme l'Université de Technologie TU Delft, l'Institut néerlandais de Recherche maritime MARIN et l'Organisation néerlandaise de Recherche appliquée TNO, comme avec d'autres instituts universitaires renommés et des acteurs maritimes de premier plan.

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Produits Liés

Longueur (mètres) Longueur (ft) 22,1 72,51

Vitesse max. (noeuds) Vitesse max. (mph) 32 36,82

Surface de pont (m2) Surface de pont (sq.ft) 25 269,1

Personnel Personnel 42 42

Coque Aluminium

Navire de relève

Longueur (mètres) Longueur (ft) 34,2 112,2

Vitesse max. (noeuds) Vitesse max. (mph) 28 32,22

Surface de pont (m2) Surface de pont (sq.ft) 75 807,29

Personnel Personnel 75 75

Coque Aluminium

Navire de relève

Longueur (mètres) Longueur (ft) 41,2 135,17

Vitesse max. (noeuds) Vitesse max. (mph) 30 34,53

Surface de pont (m2) Surface de pont (sq.ft) 140 1506,95

Personnel Personnel 100 100

Coque Acier

Navire de relève

Longueur (mètres) Longueur (ft) 53,2 174,5

Vitesse max. (noeuds) Vitesse max. (mph) 27 31,07

Surface de pont (m2) Surface de pont (sq.ft) 225 2421,87

Personnel Personnel 80 80

Coque Acier

Navire de relève


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