Hung Hua Construction is the first private company to invest in offshore vessels in Taiwan. The vessels are part of a contract Hung Hua Construction has with the Taiwan Power Company. Hung Hua Construction previously constructed the Southern Weather Observation Tower for them and will now supply crew transfer vessels and services. The company is said to expand their fleet by up to eight CTVs.
The FCS 2710 is a twin-hulled fast crew service vessel with its Damen trademark Axe Bow, It builds on Damen’s proven FCS 2610. It is slightly bigger and can carry twice as many personnel as well as offer more flexibility, more tank capacity, greater usable deck space, increased comfort and more accommodation. It can operate in wave heights of above two metres.
Damen and Hung Hua Construction signed the contract in January. The two vessels will be built at Damen’s yard in Singapore. They will have some additional, small changes to meet Hung Hua Construction’s specific demands as well as optimise them for local Taiwanese requirements and conditions. The vessels are planned to be ready for delivery in 2020.
Damen sees a market for their FCS 2710 in Asia and has decided to start series production in Singapore. Two more vessels will be ready for delivery in 2020.
The Taiwanese Government has set an offshore wind target of 5.5GW by the end of 2025. At the moment there are 10 sites under development off the west coast of Taiwan. Source: Damen Shipyards