VEEM Marine are proud to partner with Singapore-based shipbuilder Strategic Marine in the launch of their new Aluminium 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat (FCB) developed in collaboration with Southerly Designs.
Under the agreement, VEEM Marine will supply its class leading VG140SD Gyrostabiliser for installation on the Gen 4 FCB which will significantly reduce the vessel’s rolling motion, by up to 80% increasing safety and efficiency during personnel transfer and cargo operations. The gyro when coupled with a motion compensated gangway enhances the level of safety for personnel transfers to an offshore installation and will maximise operability.
The delivery of the vessel, scheduled for the end of Q12023, is particularly relevant for the aging Southeast Asian crew boat fleet that is primed for renewal, in an industry that is continually looking for safer and more cost-effective solutions to personnel transfer vis-à-vis helicopters.
“We are proud to be working with a number of industry leaders that recognise the most efficient hull form is a monohull vessel, which can produce excellent operational results when combined with a VEEM Marine gyrostabiliser. In particular, we look forward to working with Strategic Marine in a joint marketing effort and conducting demonstration trials. Together we will prove to the industry that with the use of gyrostabilisers there is no location where helicopters cannot be displaced for more cost effective and flexible vessel solutions.” comments Mr Brett Silich, Global Commercial Manager.
Mr Hans Randklev, Strategic’s General Manager, Commercial commented “This latest order further cements Strategic Marine’s ambition to be an innovative and leading builder of Fast Crew Boats & Crew Transfer Vessel for the global energy industry. Just as with other areas of this vessel design and optimisation, the installation of the VEEM Marine gyrostabiliser will enable our customers to achieve industry-leading operational uptime without having to compromise fuel efficiency, comfort or safety”
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About Strategic Marine:
Strategic Marine (S) is a full-capability global shipbuilder with a focus on speciality aluminium craft construction and fabrication. The Singapore-headquartered firm has a shipyard in the Republic and offices in six more countries, namely Australia, Indonesia, Germany, the UAE, and the UK. It produces high quality vessels across five key segments: Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Ferries, Defence and Paramilitary, and General Workboats. Over the past 30 years, Strategic Marine (S) has built and delivered over 600 vessels for commercial and government clients across 23 markets as part of the Strategic Marine Group, a global market leader in aluminium/steel shipbuilding and fabrication.
For more information, visit www.strategicmarine.com
VEEM Ltd is a designer and manufacturer of disruptive, high-technology marine propulsion and stabilization systems for the global luxury motor yacht, fast ferry, commercial workboat and defence industries.
VEEM is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, operating from a 14,700 sqm purpose-built fabrication and manufacturing facility, including Australia’s largest non-ferrous foundry. VEEM employs approximately 200 staff in Australia, including graduates and apprentices, and maintains a research and development team in-house. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in business in 2018, VEEM listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2016.