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  • 2021 May 28 10:48

    Opus Marine names Damen FCS 2710 in Cuxhaven

    Opus Marine GmbH, the highly specialized offshore logistics service provider from the Zeitfracht Group, is growing. On Thursday in Cuxhaven, the company gave a new DAMEN Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 the name Allegro, according to Damen's release.

    The vessel will begin immediate operations, transporting technicians to wind farms offshore. The crews will enjoy the highest possible comfort onboard a vessel of the latest generation. The vessel was built by Damen Shipyards Group in Antalya. The Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 is the first of its kind to fly the German flag.

    Opus Marine will place the vessel within its existing fleet, consisting of six vessels for the offshore wind industry in the North and Baltic seas. Opus Marine place the order for the vessel in December last year. As a result of Damen’s philosophy of building standard vessels in series, its vessels can be delivered very quickly. The FCS 2710 was already under construction when the order came.

    Opus Marine became part of the Zeitfracht Group in mid-2018. The company offers highly specialised transport services for the offshore industry with a wide range of maritime transport services. Among the company’s fleet Verdi – a DAMEN FCS 2610. This predecessor of the FCS 2710, of which about 50 ships were built, were a game changer in the offshore wind sector and became a reference in the industry. The FCS 2710 builds on the success of this. It features the same Twin-Axe bow, which ensures safe and comfortable transport even in rough seas.

    A key feature is that the ship is one metre higher above the water than the predecessor vessel. This means that the FCS 2710 can be used in weather conditions with a wave height of over two metres, significantly increasing the operational window. The FCS 2710 also offers additional deck space, more tank capacity and additional accommodation. The Damen Shipyards Group was the first address for Opus Marine when it wanted to expand its fleet.

    This was based on previous experience, says Bernhard Messer, Managing Director of Opus Marine: “We saw no reason to change this winning team. The goal is to provide our customers with the best crew transfer service – using only the best ships. When the going gets tough, DAMEN has proven itself to be an impressively reliable partner, characterized by excellent back office services and consistently high-quality technical support. We are happy to welcome the Allegro as our newest vessel and with the further successful cooperation with Damen.

    Damen sales manager Joschka Boddeling says: “We are very happy that one of our ships has been named again today. The collaboration with Opus Marine in Germany began in 2015 with the delivery of one of the first FCS 2610 vessel for 24 passengers. We appreciate this partnership very much and wish Bernhard and his team success with Allegro.”

    Damen Shipyards Group

    Damen Shipyards Group has been in operation for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide, through design, construction, conversion and repair of ships and ship components. By integrating systems we create innovative, high quality platforms, which provide our customers with maximum added value. DAMEN operates 35 shipyards and 20 other companies in 20 countries, supported by a worldwide sales and service network. Damen Shipyards Group offers direct employment to more than 12,000 people. 

    About Opus Marine

    OPUS MARINE is a one-stop service provider for the offshore industry and offers a wide range of maritime transport services. The business focuses on the areas of offshore wind energy, monitoring of tidal turbines, installation of GRP pipelines, heavy lift operations with floating cranes, salvage & wreck removal, sales of safety tools and rental of accommodation modules. 

    About the Zeitfracht Group

    Zeitfracht is a family company in the third generation and employs around 3700 people, mainly in the areas of logistics and trade.




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