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Atlantique Maritime Services buys a Damen FCS 2610

Damen has sold one of its Fast Crew Suppliers to French workboat operator Atlantique Maritime Services (AMS).

The Damen FCS 2610, named JLD Jayce, will be the first Damen Crew Transfer Vessel fully dedicated to the French offshore wind industry.

AMS, which is part of Groupe LHD, already owns two Damen Shoalbusters, a 1907 and a 2308.

Rodolphe Bodineau, AMS Deputy Director, explains that the company’s positive experience with the Damen Shoalbusters led to it considering the FCS 2610 for the developing renewables sector.

“This is the first time we have bought a Crew Transfer Vessel. We are very satisfied with the Shoalbusters and know that Damen has a very good reputation in the offshore wind market as well. We have also formed a good bond with Damen over the last few years and are even considering buying more Damen vessels.”

AMS is located very close to the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, which is under development, and the Guérande wind farm. The company is already supporting a French floating wind demonstration project.

JLD Jayce is the fourth pre-owned Damen FCS 2610 to be sold through Damen’s ship brokerage division Damen Trading & Chartering, (part of Damen Marine Services), since the beginning of last year.

Before delivery, JLD Jayce underwent a partial refit and technical check-up at Damen Shipyards Den Helder.

“Our new vessel arrived in Saint-Nazaire recently and several potential customers have already visited so we are confident that JLD Jayce will soon be busy in the offshore wind sector in France, initially in the construction phases of the wind farms and then eventually the O&M phase.

“We are very optimistic that there are plenty of opportunities in France, with eight projects underway, and that we can find our place within the French wind farm sector and in Europe in the longer term,” Mr Bodineau stresses.

Established 35 years ago, AMS has a fleet of 8 vessels performing maritime operations and services at sea and in ports.

Currently, there are two Damen FCS 2610 operating under the French flag by Jifmar. Nearly 50 of these pioneering vessels have been delivered since 2011 and most of them are active in the European offshore wind sector. Damen launched a larger model, the FCS 2710, in April 2018.

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